the courage to be oneself by Kgosietsile Dintlhoane

the courage to be oneself the coffee mug stands erect on the floor and take note of that shoe under the stool and my books lying everywhere – check this hard-bound copy of Rainer’s poems lying wide open like thighs...

For once we thought we were there! by Khomotjo Manthata

When Memory banks go random, the conscious mind intuits dimensions beyond imagination.    When brown is black, the human spirit moves what should be. Death cannot remember the laughter,    The very same laughter that is so larger than a singular birth....

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...