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featured poem: A Ditty Dance for Dalai Lama by Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali

[tabs tab1=”Poem” tab2=”Poet Bio”] [tab id=1]Dalai Lama! Dalai Lama! I love you    X2 O I love you O I want to be your friend. O I love your stand Dalai Lama! Dalai Lama! I love you    X2 O I love...

editorial: Why We Write

“The poet is not bigger than the poem.” ~ Quaz we write to make sense of life. to create meaning and understanding. we write to cope with our hurts and pains and traumas. we write to record our lives for...

Gone in 67 Minutes by Kabelo Mashishi

[tabs tab1=”Poem” tab2=”Poet Bio”] [tab id=1]Hip-Hip Hooray 21-Gun salute in 94 Our black president The rainbow nation born The father of it Today his birthday The whole world in unison At least most of it 67 minutes for Madiba Is...

Uhuru Sasa by Nyakale Mokgosi

(for Zimbabwe) armageddon on our doorstep diplomats floundering like zombies devoured like a hollywood movie an auspicious beginning a predictable, gory ending mugabe refuses to go quietly mbeki dances softly softly zimbabweans plead for mercy, mercy mercy mwalimu julius nyerere...

a conversation with Lwazi Prolific

Lwazi Prolific, a brother from another mother, is the type of brother that makes you feels comfortable and safe in his presence. He’s a talented musician, a writer with an interesting approach to his work. I met Lwazi virtually when...