Category Archives: Poetry

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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2013 May 20 : Intellectual lesbians

by Jamilla Madingwane It was not until I had to write this article that intellect became a very complex theme for me. I tried to break it down cognitively and artistically and I realised that intellect is a multi-dimensional, philosophical … Continue reading

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2013 May 6: Archiving Noxolo Nogwaza’s funeral

… this documentary was produced in 2011 when we buried Noxolo Nogwaza in KwaThema, Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg. She was a 24 year old mother of two children who were then orphaned by hate crime related incident. It is in different languages: … Continue reading

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2013 April 5: A loving visual memory is…

Marco Ntuli & the late Buhle Msibi (2005). Photo by Zanele Muholi, captured with a Konica-Minolta 5.1 megapixels digital camera. It was taken at the Forum for the Empowerment of Women (FEW) offices at Women’s Jail, Constitution Hill, Braamfontein, Johannesburg. All … Continue reading

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2013 Mar. 3: 7 Years on… the struggles continues

by Ntsiki Cassie Dlamini In memory of Zoliswa Nkonyana (19), who was stoned to death in Khayelitsha in 2006. _____________________ Your piercing stares uncloth me Whilst your nasty comments dehumanize and humiliate me Your laughs behind my back drove me, … Continue reading

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2013 Feb. 10: Parts

by Andiswa Dlamini Part 1  (you spoke) Before you spoke to me Uttered any words, I had no expectations of you And you had non of me But when I thought of you I thought of you as a human … Continue reading

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