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Celebrating Celibacy by Fezekile Futhwa

In celebration of my independence In celebrating my oneness Celebration of my inner peace Me, myself and I I declare this day This and every other day That shall follow henceforth The day of celibacy On this particular day When...

The day I died By Ephraim Zuva

Whipping sticks drew patterns on my back Fire and petrol consumed my flesh Spears and machetes gushed my blood The officer on duty kept his distance The bulletin-man wanted my photo As a mob ganged up on me My brother...

Love embedded in me By Ephraim Zuva

Traumatized and persecuted I am Betrayed and infuriated I feel The lesion on my side Will forever be a souvenir My brother’ spear sank The vista of my flaming brother Will forever stay to haunt me? Everyday I anticipate death...

Featured Poem: On Xenophobia (May 2008) by Mandy Mitchell

You read the newspapers; Horror at what is happening; Disbelief and shame. I prefer not to look; Block my ears To shut out your words. You say there are people Laughing and eating While others are burning. I think it...

Featured Poem: Letter to those in the democratic republic by Dafa

to those I call my own and i own to those who give me corn when in tears i mourn to those in the fatherland whose father has grown so old yet so cold when everything started to fold he...