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A green weblog of creative, Africa-inspired writing. Celebrating heroes and family.
2018-10-16 20:35
The line is long; many people have been waitingbehind an old man who arrived there before them,his sponge mattress flattened still near the door. A door like no other. This isn't new, a snak… Read More
Family Reunion, A Poem By Rethabile Masilo
2018-10-10 11:59
In the afternoon I gather fruit that dropsfrom our tree; the peach I pick for dadbreaks in my hand and bleeds over my fingersbecause it’s ripe and sallow, like bushman skinunder the su… Read More
Sex Shop, A Poem By Rethabile Masilo
2018-10-05 08:51
—after Albert GoldbarthThis sex shop enjoys visits to Bangkok in Thailand / This sex shop is successful because it has licked all the competition / This sex shop sells crotch-less chas… Read More
2018-10-04 05:25
Dad’s typewriter standsagainst a wall,in this room in whose lighthe battled flames, his fingersfinding the keys to meaning. Mum says like him we must suffer a burning, she says there&r&hell…Read More
Family, A Poem By Rethabile Masilo
2018-09-28 18:27
I am a black woman with straight hair trying,I am my brother’s sister with a fist up. He is my brother with his fro down; the only ones in this room of the world with regret? I will no… Read More

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