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Poetry: Eating for two

Eating for two By Phillipa Yaa de Villiers, South Africa Eating for two Hunger grumbles, fragrant food seduces the stomach rumbles; genteel lips (...)

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Poetry: I used to live

I used to live By Gabeba Baderoon I used to live in a small room with a narrow bed and a television at my feet. A mirror hung on the back (...)

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Poetry: Homeward

Homeward By Bassey Ikpi, USA Bassey Ikpi, a Nigerian-born but America-raised poet, captures audiences with her spoken word ode to her grandmother in (...)

| 3 weeks ago | 450 views

Poetry: I am an African

I am an African By Puno Selesho South Africa’s complex social and political legacies have led to a diverse range of identities, an idea Puno Selesho (...)

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Poetry: Death at the Derby

Death at the Derby By Willie James King, USA. The horse with the broken ankle bowed, after dust settled, to all who stood before it, as it (...)

| 1 month ago | 4227 views

Poetry: The Last Salsa in New York

The Last Salsa in New York By fayia sellu, Berkeley, USA. Fishes are not the only things That pass under the Brooklyn Bridge O! the hearts (...)

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Poetry: We Have Come Home

We Have Come Home By Lenrie Peters, Banjul, The Gambia.* We have come home From the bloodless wars With sunken hearts (...)

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Poetry—The Biggest Questions

The Biggest Questions By Mohamed Kunowah-Tinu Kiellow, The Netherlands. Where were You? When there was love in their eyes when innocent love (...)

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Poetry---The Changing Face of God

By Mohamed Boye Jalloh-Jamboria. THE CHANGING FACE OF GOD (A LAMENTATION FROM THE OTHER FACES OF THE WORLD) WE ARE WORLDS APART ;YET SO NEAR, (...)

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Poetry: Night Shift Workers

’Nightshift Workers’ is a meditation on the travails of members of the world’s oldest profession.At the best of times, this is a profession that entails a lot (...)

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Poetry by Mxolisi Nyezwa

Mxolisi Nyezwa is the editor of Kotaz, a truly multilingual South African journal. He was born in 1967, New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He (...)

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Poetry: Sallay Kama Sallay

Sallay Kama Sallay* By Moses Kainwo, Freetown, Sierra Leone Sallay kama sallay! Bosway! Bosway! Sallay kama sallay! Bosway! Bosway! (...)

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