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Two Poems by Siza Nkosi

the music that keeps me up at night in the hour of dreams young voices dance to the distant doef-doef sound of senseless lyrics drums chant ceaselessly to izangoma who’ve woken the drunken spirits of their fathers the religious ones

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Two Poems by Siza Nkosi

i am my mother’s daughter my father is a white ice-cream van that he owns and plays jazz in and drives off with for weeks rehearsing lines with his Kente friends while I sit at the back seat pushing back

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Three Poems by Siza Nkosi

music tour so where to? dube station via the main road jozi fm on the left they play gospel and cheaters on thursdays i bump into uncle ray next to the toilet (they call the police station the toilet) ray’s

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The Mad Man

by Siza Nkosi   He wears yellow socks And the sun shines on his feet His hands are as black as a cold lonely night And his eyes big as the hole in his heart His pride resides in a place

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THE ALAN PATON WILL TRUST


Botsotso is pleased to announce that it is now hosting administration of this trust.


The function of the trust is to negotiate terms of Permission and Rights under which Alan Paton’s work may be published, translated and/or used in any other manner, such as adaptation.


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