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Genocide by Mihlali Songcaka

[tabby title="Poem"] I don’t know how manyAwareness campaigns women of South AfricaHave doneBut the man still turns a blind eyeAnd still, make themselves deafFrom the cry of our sisters and mothers God’s giftsKeep getting burntShotRapedMolestedAnd many viler thingsAt the hands...

Lost in Yesterday by Adele Lokker

[tabby title="Poem"] Is it a wonder then,With the mind tiedTo the bridges of the past,That dear Hope diedLong before the FutureCould even its stone cast? [tabby title="Poet Bio"] A tentative creative that hopes to hail as a published poet in...

The Snail and the Rudder by Adele Lokker

[tabby title="Poem"] Most people will often talkOf those that from dictators die;But where the blade of death doth walkWe turn from the dead trees sigh. What makes the worth of one differFrom this shape to another;When the snail and the...

Amazonia (Part 1) by Xoa Mannie

[tabby title="Poem"] Between the waters,The waters were below.And her curiosity: an instinctthat could build a village,only it died when humans came into its habitat. [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Zoleka Xoa Mannie is a 25-year-old Social ape, in essence: an aesthetic philosopher,...

The ivory of speech by Salimah Valiani

[tabby title="Poem"] The ivory of speech …of course I hated the warsbut like all men activeI fought in them tooAnd now I speak to youfrom blood and broken-nessAs in a forest:all the trees that are fallen and kept alive by...