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»We Need Another«

Jul 6, 2013

We've come so far yet the past seems so close. Yesterday & today look like twins from the same umbilical cord. Young & old, they all seek one more peace accord. / / Their blood was shed then, but its smell lingers on to this day. But its life; never to be recouped again. / / That June 16, 1976 was…  sign in to read more »

»Dear you under mother land«

Jun 12, 2009

Just like vapour escaping from the human mouth in which it was imprisoned, / You shoot out of the house with your back facing the one you love / Your face smothered with terror, like that of the boy from circumcision; smothered with luvhundi / You are sure you are leaving, but only the one from above…  sign in to read more »

»We owe it«

Jun 10, 2009

We owe it to Mama Africa / To her breasts of Mount Everest design / To her hips of the Egyptian Pyramids / And to the waters of purity in the Cape and Cairo wharfs / / We owe it to our great kings of mother continent / To the great Alefanso of the Congo region / To Inkosi Shaka Zulu of Amazulu / To Mambo…  sign in to read more »