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editorial: 2011.06

In the beginning there was the word. If there was the word, there had to be sound for it to be heard or for it to exist. ~ Lwazi Prolific 0.0 00

Issue 2011.06 – the sound issue

featuring poetry by Yollanda Arroyo-Pizarro, Nyakale Mokgosi, Jazz Africa, angelluv, Tosin Otitoju, Sihle Ntuli, Carol Ronaldson, Kabelo Mashishi, Kofi Baako Pe A conversation with Lwazi Prolific, the sound of Saul Williams’ poetry 0.0 00

the sound in Saul Williams’ poetry

Spoken word is an oral tradition that stretches far back into our history. Throughout the years, Africans used it to tell stories that educate and inspire their people. People used to sit around a fire and listen to the sound...

If Words Could Say by Kofi Baako Pe

[tabs tab1=”Poem” tab2=”Poet Bio”] [tab id=1]Dear me, I do this again. You smile, like a meandering stream. Your shiny hair, in the sun it must gleam. You are a sight of gracious affection. I wish I could, but I would...

Respected II by Kabelo Mashishi

[tabs tab1=”Poem” tab2=”Poet Bio”] [tab id=1]Today I’m irrelevant One day I will be relevant My crying voice shall be heard It will run faster than a cheetah It will one day move grounds As earthquakes shake them Why you not...