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Two Poems by Yonela Gana

Umona Ntondini ebulala izizwe ngezizwe, ungumdali wengcinga ezimdaka nezingahlambulukanga. Uyikofu kwabakwaziyo. Phasalala abahlobo ngenxa yakho. Intshaba ezininzi zize nawe kweli, ulivulile ke ithanda kwimizi emininzi nakwi hlabathi jikelele, kaloku wena ulapho kukho umntu khona kodwa umntu akayindawo nguwe. Ulichithile ke

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Myesha Jenkins – Tribute

Botsotso would like to pay homage to Myesha Jenkins, the poet and promoter of poetry who died on Saturday, 05 September 2020. Myesha was a founder member of Feelah Sistah, the all-woman poetry group that in its time made such an impact. Thereafter, she was indefatigable in organising and strengthening poetry platforms on radio and for live performance/readings. Myesha’s work was included in two Botsotso productions – the anthology Isis X and the recording Roots and Branches. Her spirit as a politically conscious, jazz-loving artist lives on and is well expressed in her seminal poem Autobiography which was included in both these projects.

Click here to read Autobiography, a poem by Myesha Jenkins.

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