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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...

Urban Voices is Back!

So it is true. Urban Voices is back!... with a not so fresh but strong line up. Mutabaruka, Jean Binta Breeze and Don Mattera will hold the fort and everybody else, whoever they are, are only described as emerging and...

Beat by Rick Thomas

I have this beat in my head. Unguided feet stomping in my head, Unguided feet, her toes he got, Beating stomping, Hot like lead. His dance uncertain, he moves, he moves, angry! His head feels like egg, Egg, egg, about...