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Nkosi Gumede – Bangiphica Ngenganekwano

Nali igagu lamagama uNkosi Gumede. Ngezansi kuqoshwe inkondlo yakhe kodwa kulabo abangenakulalela bangafunda la: Bangiphica ngenganekwano, Bangigoba ngisemanzi Ngifunda ngokuqonda, bangilusa ngisephansi. Indlela, ngakhula ngakhomba Ngamemeza ngezisho Kwasabela izaga Nganikela ngephimbo, kwasa ngokumnyama, Ngafumbatha ngobuciko, ngabhodla ngokukhanya.   Bakhala ngenhlanhla, Kwathiwa kanjani? Ngoba injubane esuke kuqala kunomfana, Bamukala ngokhamba kwathiwa angani nembiza yaphuza ukuhamba!   […]

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Lerato Sokhulu – Our Monsters

ULerato Sokhulu uyimbongi ezinze eThekwini ngokuhlala. Kungashiwo nje kugcwale umlomo ukuthi ubudlelwano bobuciko noNkosazana Sokhulu bunesisekelo sentando. Kwazise phela ukuthi lentokazi iphinde isebenze njengomsakazi kwesinye seziteshi ezinkulu kwaZulu-Natal, ingumlingisi iphinde ibe futhi umbhali. Wena ofunda le ndatshana, awuke usondele ulalele le ntokazi ishaya inkondlo ngolimi lasemzini lapho khona ixoxa ngendaba ethinta intsha eningi yaseNingizimu Afrika. […]

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Tulile Siguca

Tulile Siguca is a Grahamstown-born, Durban-based poet who is also the chairman of Izibongi Zesimanje/Nowadays Poets. I have uploaded his performance here (recorded on October 21, 2017 at the Playhouse Theatre in Durban) because I believe he has a very important message which needs listening to. He touches a nerve and forces his audience to […]

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Nkosi Gumede – Uxolo lusangabaza

Nali igagu ngamazwi, imbongi uNkosi Gumede, edlulisa imizwa yakhe ngesimo senhlalo nobulungiswa eNingizimu Afrika, emva kwalokho ekubukeka sengathi izinhlelo zokuqaqa amagomagoma okuhlithwa komhlaba nobandlulo kuleli. Le Nkondlo wayihaya ePlayhouse Theatre eThekwini mhla ziyi-21 October 2017. Impela ukuze uyiqonde kahle le nkondlo kudingeka ukuba ujule, namehlo engqondo uwavule kabukhali. Above is a spoken word performance by […]

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Indlovukazi Yami

In honour of women’s day, a poem about a mother by Zothani Msomi.   From the womb; She would’ve thought it was a tomb …Ngoba ngabe ngithulise okwesdumbu. When she touched her belly, I’d move. After all, she is my mommy And I’d only want to improve her mood.   To birth, I’d cry just […]

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Woza Wemvula!

Woza wemvula, uzosichela we!Ngaw’ amacons’ abandayo qa!Siyawathanda thina bantwanyana!Umasidlala ugcabhayiyana!Co! co! Umoy’ uyasitshela!Ukuth’ asilindel’ um’ usuzofika!Co!co! Kugcwal’ imifula!Kugcwal’ izihoshana! Kukhal’ amaxoxo,Kukhal’ amabhengwana,Athi hhoyi! hhoyi!Mambeklez’ iph’ ingane yakho?Imuke nomful’ ifun’ amadiye khon’ esihosheni! Hhoyi! imvula yaze yasiyala ngoDudu Ithemba lethu ,Hhiya! Wo!Hhiya! Wo! English Summary This poem was popular with children in the old days when […]

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