It Could Be Anywhere

I grew up in a cosmopolitan suburb in the southern parts of Johannesburg. In the early 2000s, the community was an eclectic mix of white Afrikaners, a few Indians who owned the local grocer, blacks and coloureds who had worked their way out of the townships, and a growing population of foreigners. The local church […]

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Casualties of Failed States

By Amandla Karungi There are many reasons why Africans leave their homeland and start a new life in a place where they will forever be called foreigners. Most Africans have such a strong tie to their land that even in death, where one is buried is still one of the most significant things about a […]

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Spreading Love And Flowers To My Sisters

It is 2:00 am and I am wide awake. I put on my unkempt hair in a messy bun, switch on the lamp, take my writing book, and start scribbling. I can hear the grandfather’s clock ticking and I know that I am the only awake nocturnal being in a household full of sleepy heads. I started writing […]

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A letter to Baba Opembe

  • by Teakisi
  • Sep 13, 2017
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Dear Baba Opembe, I have wanted for so long to write to you a letter. To tell you how my new home is not home without you. But is home anything so physical? I think home is where you are. When you are with me, I feel at home and I am more true to […]

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I Love You

I love you. I love you because you are me. I love you because there will never be another you and you are amazing as you are. I love you, each part of you. As you find yourself outside the bra, I think you are fine, really fine. Just learn to stick a little bit […]

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Black Is A Colour

By Amandla Karungi Tick the box which applies to you. For statistical purposes only. White Black Coloured OTHER I take a few minutes to consider, glance at my skin and decide that it would be less confusing to the application receiver if I stick to the colour code assigned to my race. I wonder what […]

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Pula! We Really Are A Beautiful People.

By Noluvuyo Bacela My thoughts, my heart and my mind are completely saturated with images of you and the warmth you exude. Your immeasurable kindness and thoughtfulness have captured an unassuming heart to the point of frustration. I want to stop time and go back to you, only to you. So I chastise my thoughts […]

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United, South Africa will stand strong.

By Noluvuyo Bacela “We live with the hope that as she battles to remake herself, South Africa, will be like a microcosm of the new world that is striving to be born. ” Nelson Mandela Nobel Prize acceptance speech in 1993. When I was little I would often sit by myself and try to figure […]

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Let’s Reclaim Our Power

Article written by Likeleli M. Monyamane. Last night, many South Africans watched the State of the Nation Address (SONA) by Jacob Zuma, the president of South Africa. I also watched it, albeit very briefly, preferring to rather read about it tomorrow. What fascinated me was not the SONA itself but the number of comments I […]

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