Category Archives: Poetry

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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2014 Jan. 6: Confusion

  Why am I like this? I feel abnormal I feel like I’m different from others Every girl date guys, but I do not feel anything for them I am the only one having these feelings When I see my … Continue reading

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2013 Dec. 21: ‘A part of Me’ in Paris

  by Andiswa Dlamini Words cannot describe my experience in Paris. It honestly felt like I was part of a painting. It felt surreal. It’s weird in life when we allow our dreams to expand to places and then when … Continue reading

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2013 June 24: @ 25 revisited two months later

by Lerato Dumse To celebrate youth month in post apartheid South Africa, some people wear school uniform on the 16 of June. This is done to commemorate the defiant actions that claimed young lives 37 years ago who demanded English … Continue reading

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2013 June 1: Zandile’s 21st birthday photos

Actually Zandile turned 21 on 10th May 2013 but the party was held on the 1st June 2013. Text by Lerato Dumse After a visit to my great grandmother friday morning,to deliver a cake for her birth day. I rushed … Continue reading

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