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Untitled #23 by zamantungwa*

I’ve always been Afrikan Daughter of Mntungwa* uMuntu ngabantu (i am because we are)** Owadl’ izimfe zambili kwaphuma khambi lilinye*** One of the brown blk dirt Soil burnished by ilanga (the sun) Daughter of sun Dispossessed though Langa linye ngizonqoba...

The Rotten Ages by M.B. Gama

The wind blows swiftly across the Kalahari, Waters of the Nile flood the Sahara, Gallons plunges at the bottom of the Victoria, Frost, dew and snow covers the plateaus of the Kilimanjaro, Beauty aside, Africa is darker than the dark...

My Way Home by Sihle Ntuli

I wonder what they'll say Will the words spill out their mouths Will their mouths open for Oxygen to fill their breathlessness While their breath conditions my condition that overheats As i search for the cool breeze that used to...

On heat by Kella Kills

The hot sun the beating drum your death cold stare my weightless care the spicy sands the gritty feet your still movement my one step beat the noisy birds the silent winds your lips closed shut my mouth is hot...

A week of a Saturday Night “Lifer” by M.B. Gama

It’s Monday, the second day of the week He’ll miss work just because he’s feeling weak He can barely hold his glass because of the “shakes’ He’ll drink more, just to cure the “headaches” The fruits of Saturday night… It’s...