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My village, your people by Qhawe

[tabby title="Poem"] We are still waiting for youand the things you promised us.When you left,we gave you everything we had.We starved and drained ourselves for you!We literally gave you every grain in our hearts for you to go...and come back...

Untitled by Noel Diketane

[tabby title="Poem"] A graveyard is someone's place of worshipSo please do not disregard it It's okay if your God rose from the deadHe did not die from bulletsBut anyways it's not a competition Marikana is a temple too. [tabby title="Poet...

She – (A Butterfly Cinquain) by Aaishah Mayet

[tabby title="Poem"] She isHope galvanisedSkepticism pulverizedDeep, dense, resolute defianceUnbarredA soft patriarchal collapseDank, dark cocoons give wayButterflies soarShe is [tabby title="Poet Bio"] Aaishah Mayet was born and bred in the City of Gold, Johannesburg, South Africa. She currently works in the...

Poet Profile: Shibombi Baloyi

Shibombi Baloyi is the founder and director at Kutsala publishing. A writer, entrepreneur and publisher who studied drama at the Market Theatre laboratory, Filmmaking at the Virginia Community College, Creative writing at the Long Island University and Business with St...

Down, But Not Out by Makhanda Senzangakhona

[tabby title="Poem"] Belly up orFace downin this sweltering asphalt lavaBetween rock bottomOf the gaping volcanic pitAnd yawning dome aboveNone is without the otherIf what's up dare descendThose already downCan only rise Amidst nagging silencesAnd whispering sirensof sprouting avariceA descent into...