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READ: Excerpts from Busisiwe Mahlangu’s debut collection Surviving Loss

Busisiwe Mahlangu is a writer from Mamelodi, Pretoria. She is the founder of Lwazilubanzi Project, an NPO that aims to use literature a tool for learning, resistance and healing. Her poetry is mostly described as hard-hitting and raw, holding space for...

Essay: A calling by Dr Thandokuhle Mngqibisa

A friend once told me that someone will tell me I will need to thwasa. I should not believe them. They will misinterpret a different kind of calling for ubizo. I held that under my tongue, always. And then someone...

Okay by Charl Landsberg

[tabby title="Poem"] “I guess,” I’d say, in my own little way. And you’d look at me all concerned. As if I hadn’t known you. As if, by now, I hadn’t learned. “I don’t believe you,” you’d say. And I’d lie,...

Grandmother Crocodile by Brett Dix

[tabby title="Poem"] I do not take kindly to being called a river demon or devil-beast. You should show me respect. I have survived the fall of the dinosaurs and the great flood. I will even survive the blazing heat that...

Overrated by Ongeziwe Mbimbi

[tabby title="Poem"] Love... Love is overrated But it is beautiful, pink and wonderful, Enchanting, so powerful. It is beautiful sunrises and pretty sunsets, An emotion completed by physical acts. An enchanting starry night, And falling stars so bright. Love... Love...