Obani bona?

Obani bona?
Omantindane
Bathweleni bona?
bathwel’ imigqomo
Bayisaphi bona?
Bayisesangoma
Sangoma sinje
Kasigezwanga kanje
Sigezwa ngenyand’ ezulu
Yon’ eshay’ inyamazane
Ithungel’ emadevini
Ochith’ ukhophe
Ulifak’ edokwe
Unogwaja mpe
Isele bhaka
Umkhont’ etsheni hhu
Izibankwa phesha.

English Summary
The poem is talking about a person who pretends not to recognise the other and asks who is it, the other one responds by saying it’s a zombie and continues to ask them where they are going. This poem is recited by two people or two groups.

By: Zanele Shange

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