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darkness in my soul by Torry Msimango

in the recesses of my mind the universe held up by a dark core hidden from everyone nonetheless infused with dark heavens afloat with sombre shades nebulous, thick depression traps me my light flickers my life lingers the anti-climax of...

featured poem: One Night Stand by Chisanga Kabinga

Tendrils of smoke swirl in the air Fade slowly They lie post coital Warm Cold blue TV lights flicker He inhales the shampoo scent of her hair Of a memory that could dissolve this delicate haze His eyes close Recollecting...

haiku 120 by Nyakale Mokgosi

black is beautiful tight cornrows incite lust dazzles till dust to dust

Celebrating Kwanza instead of Christ mass

So manje nay' indaba... It is common knowledge the celebration of Christ mass came to Afrika with the missionaries. When the missionaries brought Christianity to Afrika they also brought the holiday (holy day) that were significant to the religion. While...

E’skia Mphahlele (17 December 1919 – 27 October 2008)

Another bright light extinguished. E'skia Mphahlele crossed over to the ancestral realm on the 27th of October 2008. This esteemed intellectual was one of the last original writers of Drum magazine. Bab' Mphahlele was a wielder, breaker and maker of...