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Toward a biography of Isicamtho poet, Isabella Motadinyane

by Sizakele Nkosi Abstract Soweto-born Isicamtho poet, Isabella Motadinyane whose Complete Poems were re-published posthumously in 2016 is here introduced to the world of literary criticism. Living and writing during and post-apartheid, she is the first woman to write and

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Two Poems by Zamokuhle Madinana

the wailing taps here taps wail without weeping just air seeping for days & a stink of toilets that cannot swallow grows in the township it’s midday teenage mothers roam the streets with wobbling breasts in soiled nighties kwamazakhele some

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The Silence of Roaring

by Warren Jeremy Rourke My thoughts are pooled on the young black girl that my personal assistant brought to my Edwardian hotel last night. I’m engrossed in the nuances of my memories of her when the convoy arrives at my

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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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