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Poems by Maakomele (Mak) Manaka

How I started writing on a notepad I got to write on a notepad because nako tse kaofela, ke ntse ke sa ngoale mo notepadding, you know, I used to write poetry on random pieces of paper, o kile wa

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Two Poems by Maakomele (Mak) Manaka

Leano on my mind   The winter star of this black morning burns in flames of a childhood the ghetto cannot forget Breathless streets suffocating families living inside a mine-dump and drilling their way to sleep The ghetto knows how

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