Tribute to Sibongile Khumalo: Artistic Excellence Across Cultures

The Ending is the Beginning by Lehlohonolo Shale (For Sibongile Khumalo) We thank you Azanian Songstress For calling out its name The country of your ancestors Let it embalm our cracked lips The ending is the beginning in this land

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Ingumqolo wenkqubela (A Radio Play Extract)

by Bafana Charles Peters Umboniso 1 (KuseLinge enye yeelokishi ezinkulu cebu kuhle kwidolophu yakuKomani. Ingqongwe ziilali ezintle zaseMachibini nangamahlathi aluhlaza ize iphahlwe yimilambo emibini yeMachibi equkuqela amanzi naziintaba ezichicha imithombo yamanzi nezithi ndijonge. Phesheya phaya xa uphosa amehlo akho ngakumazantsi

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I put aside when I find

by Partha Sarkar I put aside The rosy The sharp part of the heart And throw away the conscience of the science When I find a shadowy world Where a clear bastard Chewing the quid of the tobacco Burns the

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self-curated, pixelated

by Khadija Sharife self-curated ++++++++++++pixelated this slideshow of your greatest hits poverty down on the painted gold T & O, behold after the scorched earth, the standing dead now streaming live, a million channels with one view, featuring please and

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Another Woman is Dead

By Myesha Jenkins Translated to Sepedi in 2011 with permission from author. Myesha Jenkins. He beat her He stabbed her He kicked her to death Because she wouldn’t listen Because she was too pretty Because she had her own thoughts

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