Category Archives: Poetry

2019 Aug. 14: Our Black Lion

Greatness is not bought or shared You are born with it, it’s your God given gift while in your mother’s womb Greatness is not made or sowed It is your rightful inheritance from your ancestors that no one can ever … Continue reading

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2017 July 29: 7 years of writing Pieces of Expressions.

by Nonkululeko Dube On the 27th of July 2019 at AGOG Gallery in Johannesburg, Lebo Diverse launched a book titled PIECES OF EXPRESSIONS in the name of art-create. The book was published under Seven27 project that is an artist hub that grooms and … Continue reading

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2019 May 25: Will my name be there?

by Aluncedo Cetywayo One of these days my body will be under the ground. I will be no more . Will they remember my name? Will my name be on the history books? Telling  the new generation that I fought … Continue reading

Posted in Gay & Lesbian Memory in Action (GALA), In memory of Lihle Sokhela, In memory of Thokozani Qwabe, Memory, Poem, Poetry, Take me to Democracy by Aluncedo Cetywayo, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2018 Nov. 6: Loss

We live and love in loss  Loss is inevitable You can’t runaway from loss Loss is everywhere like love You can’t love and not lose  You can’t gain and not lose You can’t live and not lose Everyday there is … Continue reading

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2015 April 12: Dear fellow Black person

by Siba Nkumbi Need I remind you that there is no rule for pronunciation? Why do you feel the need to auto-correct me in the middle of a sentence, because that is not how you pronounce a certain word? Let … Continue reading

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2014 Dec. 3: Beauty

She is beautiful But she doesn’t know it or maybe She chooses to hide her beauty In the exterior of her hard face … So, okay she has a hard face And the thing is she hides her softness In … Continue reading

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2014 Aug. 14: HEAIDS Women’s Health – ZAZI Launch

Text by Christie van Zyl Photos by Lindeka Qampi and Zanele Muholi An inspiring message of Social co-hesion and responsibility was set at the launch of the ZAZI – Know your strength campaign. The event took place at the University … Continue reading

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