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My Heart Beat by Mapitsane Maila

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab3="Poet Bio"] [tab id=1]Hold on, my heart beat Beat for abandoned children of Africa Genocide seems to be reality to them Defenseless and powerless Raped and tortured Hatred and fatherless among them Running for better life Power replicates...

A prayer for Nomthandazo by Fasaha Mshairi

[tabs tab1="Poem" tab2="Poet Bio" ] [tab id=1]The voices of her ancestries sang endless ditties, Nomthandazo.. A girl with prayers in her eyes. Her soft palms met to a tempo; Giving dead babies a throb for their underdeveloped hearts Her face...

The Love Potion

let me take a sip drink just a little enough to quench this something caught in my throat just a little taste to parch this dry patch soothe this aching scratch with that nectar but there is nothing no roses...

Mbulelo Mzamane: poet, academic, author (1948 – 2014)

Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane spent much of his literary career as an educator and academic having lectured in English literature since 1976. Seen by others as not a serious writer, Mzamane always considered himself a teacher first. His debut book was...

Raven, spoken word artist: I speak and I see

When I meet Raven at the poet’s hotel, in Durban, he’s in South Africa along with three other Irish poets - Paul Casey, Billy Ramsell and Afric McGlinchley - to perform at the 17th annual Poetry Africa. I didn’t know...