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A green weblog of creative, Africa-inspired writing. Celebrating heroes and family.
The Harvest, A Poem By Rethabile Masilo
2019-09-13 11:45
The sun has burned her brown, with dark marks upon her lipsof words not to forget, the way trees remember to be willows and in the yard behind the house peaches and apricots, fresh fruitat m… Read More
2019-09-10 23:00
The 11th of September, dubbed nine-eleven by many, was a horrendous day that I think I will remember for the rest of my days. Here are the reasons why. (1) Many innocent people lost their li… Read More
Zimbabwe, A Poem By Rethabile Masilo
2019-09-06 18:56
—for Charity and Francis MatyakaThey occupy the street like fan club membersand chant against the paucity of grey men. My father died in sorrow, one says, a mulattain the back. There&r&hell…Read More
Happy Birthday, Richard Wright!
2019-09-03 22:50
Richard Nathaniel Wright (born on 4 September 1908, died on 28 November 1960) was an African-American writer. He wrote about racialism in The United States of America, using the novel, the… Read More
The Encounter, A Poem By Rethabile Masilo
2019-08-26 12:31
Head-lit at the crossroad of some kingdom,a fox stopped in his tracks to grant us way.Out of courtesy to the life in his realm we passed, leaving him there with his honour whole. In the rear… Read More
2019-08-26 12:28
My black face fades,hiding inside the black granite.I said I wouldn't,dammit: No tears.I'm stone. I'm flesh.My clouded reflection eyes melike a bird of prey, the profile of nightslanted agai… Read More
Middlesea Blues, A Poem By Raphael D'Abdon
2019-08-25 06:00
We have crossed the desert and the sea to arrive here. We arenot afraid of death. If we have to die, we will die.—15-year-old Sudanese migrant, trying to cross the French border from I… Read More

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