Tag Archives: Loss

2016 May 25: “The mood was tense”

by Leptie Phume I remember the 25th of May was on a Saturday then, the younger me was very excited that it will be my birthday the following day and mom will come. Well that is what I was told … Continue reading

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2015 Dec. 27: Qhawekazi Elihle (Memoir)

by Tinashe Wakapila Knight and shining armour come in the image of males, who are strong and powerful. These men fight and correct problems every now and again. My article is a grieving article, a poetic article filled with flashback memories of … Continue reading

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2015 Oct. 29: She sings A New Song

Theatre performance review by Lebo Mashifane I feel the chill of “the winter rain”…no; the chills of a great performance as I become engulfed by Sibulele Gcilitshana playing the role of Thokozile in a  A New Song play written and … Continue reading

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2015 June 10: ”Forgiving is costly”

by Nosipo Solundwana My laughter has turned into a frown, I can’t bare thinking about my life before and now. A lot has changed, I gave up my life to be here and thought I would be happy, but all … Continue reading

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2014 Nov. 26: Freedom…that’s all we need

We write letters into ANCient scrolls with ANCient mentalities that refuses to act now… We recite poems into dead societies with zombies in suits and big bellies.. Nobody hears us, we are in the basement of their thoughts… long forgotten … Continue reading

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2014 Oct. 30: “Do you remember me?”

It has been two months since you passed on. There has never been a day that went by since that dreadful day that I have not thought of you. Each day that passes with tears in my eyes I think of you … Continue reading

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2014 Sept. 8: Manku and her niece buried next to each other

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Kamo Petlele The joint funeral of lesbian activist Manku Maduwane (52) and her niece Monica Maduwane (36) was held at the Kwa-Thema Civic Hall on September 7. The two women passed away on September … Continue reading

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