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Beat by Rick Thomas

I have this beat in my head. Unguided feet stomping in my head, Unguided feet, her toes he got, Beating stomping, Hot like lead. His dance uncertain, he moves, he moves, angry! His head feels like egg, Egg, egg, about...

John Matshikiza (26 November 1954 – 15 September 2008)

A poet, actor, writer, activist… John Matshikiza is one of our most profilic creative professionals. John Matshikiza was born in Sophiatown to world renown composer and jazz artists Todd Matshikiza. John Matshikiza went into exile in 1961 after his father,...

If I by Mandy Mitchell

If I sit and close my eyes I can still see you, feel you In the space above my head. Turn you around And touch you, love you In my mind. I can still have you If I close my...

Re bana ba motho by Tshegofatso Monaisa

Forget masika Re bana ba motho O reelleetswe Sediba wa ko Sedibeng, Kwa ko Bodibe, Nnaka ga Mogale, Rangwane wa gago yo a neng a sa lala a sa nwa Chibuku. Malome Tom, Kgotsa o ka mmitsa Ou Tom O...

I Seek Truth by Liya Bona

I seek truth. She escapes me. I seek spaces To live my truth. I am Surrounded Imprisoned In boxes too small For my soul. My words Squeeze and scramble Through dark cracks To emerge as perverted Half-truths Used as crutches...