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Book Review: Hullo, Bu-Bye, Koko, Come In by Koleka Putuma

reviewed by Vus'umuzi Phakathi This draft begins with a disco of friends in discourse. The conversation is centered around influential individuals in Evaton, one of the oldest townships in the Vaal Triangle; the friends dance at length about how the...

Review | Makhafula Vilakazi’s Concerning Blacks

In Ramashia’s new project, the presence of violence in all facets of the Black existence is felt and responded to. This violence does not, however, define those involved in it and Blacks in general. Image by Tseliso Monaheng There is...

Patois by Stephen Kingsnorth

[tabby title="Poem"] The record will not stand for long -this not the codes, Rosetta Stone -but scraping, melting, making cakes,the bubbled surface, suction padsprove its wrapper not paddle shaped. We’ve heard of writing on the wall,scratched scenting of tribe territory,tagged...

The Tiger-Bee by Bernadette Richards

[tabby title="Poem"] With his love of mythical spellsAnd a proclivity towards clapperless bellsThe quirky little cub drives his mother slightly battyOn insisting that his destinyis to become a dancing Tiger-Bee Even when his friends state there is no such creatureHe...

A Poem A Day Writing Prompt 15 October 2021

1 rule: SUBMIT YOUR BEST WORK "Fold me into your heart" "From tree to shark" "The diet of paper animals" Image by Nic0leta Use the form below to submit [gravityform id="2" title="true" description="false"] For more info about A Poem A...

Coffee Shop by Joseph S. Pete

[tabby title="Poem"] Dairy, soy, oat, cashew, almond, macadamia, rice, quinoa, coconut, hemp.The half-filled cartons were all splayed out at the edge of the cafe counterlike forlorn empties, fallen soldiers amid the detritus of an evening of drunken revelry. The stoop-shouldered...