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poet profile: Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali

“Honest writers write what they see, experience, live.” Forty one years ago, Songs of the Cowhide Drum was published. This book, a humble collection of poetry, would become the key that would open doors for the writer, Oswald Mtshali. Liberal...

featured poem: Always a Suspect by Oswald Mtshali

  I get up in the morning and dress up like a gentleman – A white shirt a tie and a suit. I walk into the street to be met by a man who tells me to ‘produce’. I show...

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...