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relevance quotables: David wa Maahlamela

| May 9th, 2011 | inspiration | No Comments

 

What makes my poetry relevant is that it has to; first and foremost; be relevant to me, and as the result, it will then be relevant to anyone else who shares the same sentiment. I don’t write to be relevant, I write to off load my emotions, and if I can achieve that with integrity, then the rest shall follow. Quality my greatest goal.

David wa Maahlamela is poet from Mankweng in the Limpopo province. His work is widely published in major literary journals such as New Coin, Carapace, New Contrast, Timbila and Botsotso. He is the recipient of the 2010/2011 PanSALB Multilingualism Award

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