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Condemnity by Lazola Pambo

Tree  branches  are  scattered, the green  leaves  are  trampled Gone  is  the  future- which  we  all  have  been  seeking Our  fruitful  treasures  have  been  lottery  gambled Minds  are  not  thinking,  we  are  silent,  not  speaking This  is  the  last  phase,...

Invigorating Voices by Diliza L. Madikiza

Poets and philosophers Do not take the law into your own mouths If it injects a bitter taste in your tongue Spill it out and speak What law must choke your voices? Poets and philosophers Unfasten yourself from cages of...

sealing for silence by Diliza L Madikiza

Sealing for silence The bones are rumbling inside dark chambers Residing in shelters you cannot see Itching to mouth off misdemeanours of the past But skeletons cannot be fleshed out to tell truths So dark cabinets must be tightly sealed...

Scream by Rolands Ndu Akpe

‘SHUT THE FUCK UP!,’ They said, screamed. ‘But we want our heaven, here, on planet Earth Heaven never was for cowed cowards I was born screaming,’ I said, whispered. Rolands Nduka Akpe is from Lagos, Nigeria, describes himself as a...

The Lens Behind My Eye by Sihle Ntuli

This lens behind my eye Aborting memory in its embryonic foetus I take it out on this date So this present moment does not become an unwanted future The gifts that are to be cursed in the future When we...