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More Nothing My Own by Thompson Charlie

18 July 2014 current issue, poetry Comments Off on More Nothing My Own by Thompson Charlie
There is more nothing my own
Than the freedom of my heart
The pulse that searches
The wilderness for the tame
There is no wall more confining
Till to the cold wide sea
I am forced to stand in awe
The sun of Afrika all over me
Shining like a fire of gold
Smiles of

Thompson Charlie was born in 1968 in Highfield, Harare in Zimbabwe. He grew up in Mufakose Township during Zimbabwe’s transition to independence, a period in which he lost his father. From 1986 up to 2002 has taught in schools in the Mashonaland East province of Zimbabwe. His poetry and short stories were published in Tsotso Literary Magazine and Karibu! the anti-xenophobic newsletter published by Khanya College, Johannesburg. He lives in exile in South Africa and is founding member of the Afrikan Writers’ Forum and of the Zimbabwe Heritage Foundation, working with unaccompanied foreign minors, orphans and vulnerable children.

 

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