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Day 1 by Rick Thomas

My Eyes burn as if never used before, everything white. White light! What place is this? That my pupils' virgin too. Q's with no A's Different but not phased. Different but not staged. Familiar face, familiar eyes, familiar stance! Familiar...

Dr Capitalism by Zwelethemba Twalo

I am dr capitalism The godfather of isms and schisms I stand for individualism monetarism and westernism Yesterday when I was in a state of primitivism I was then called feudalism no, not thy communalism I robbed Africa with violence,...

Afrika Without Borders by Nyakale Mokgosi

hiding behind the skirts of victimization, little progress pulling the rug from other africans' feet independence no longer sweet freedom still a pipedream porous borders policing people valiantly, all in vain an island of prosperity in a sea of poverty...

Tshegofatso by Tshegofatso Monaisa

[tabby title="Poem"]I'll tell you what I am Gimme a pen By the time you're done counting from 10 I would have already told you all the things I am A writer, A poet, A singer, Yes I know it, I...

q&a: Mafika Gwala

[caption id="attachment_3889" align="alignleft" width="332"] image courtesy of Poetry Africa[/caption] Poetry Potion had the privilege of talking to a Soweto Poet, Mafika Gwala (who isn’t from Soweto).  He started writing in the sixties and published extensively with titles such as Jol'iinkomo (1977) and No...