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The Afrikaner – a book review

Book Review: The Afrikaner Author:            Arianna Dagnino Published:       2019      Available in print and electronic formats (epub & kindle) Review by Constance van Niekerk Dagnino, Arianna. The Afrikaner. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2019. ISBN 978-88-6411-131-5  Arianna Dagnino’s novel is an intricately woven tale of a young white Afrikaner woman who loses her lover and workmate at … Continue reading

The End – a poem by Zizwe the Poet

On day my pen will stop bleeding,My hand will stop scribbling,The paper will be dry,A lot of people will cry,And I will be no more,Things will never be like before,Four corners of the soil will be ready to swallow my body,My soul will be from somebody to no body,It will be taking it destination,Leaving this … Continue reading

Call for submissions

The art of poetry has been said by many to be a dying art, in a rapidly changing world, shaped by love, crime, hate, beauty, sexism, war, corruption, hunger, individualism, and multiculturalism to say the least. It is only now that the poet is more relevant especially the African poet who has had their works … Continue reading

Textbook wreaks havoc on social media

Article by Constance van Niekerk A Zimbabwean text book is trending on social media but, all for the wrong reasons. The book is wreaking havoc inciting a tribal war on social media. The book written by P. Mkwebu and J. Mataure is a text book for grade 3s and apparently contains a gross error as … Continue reading

Africa My Land, My Pride

A poem by Falana Idowu Zion O AfricaThe home of love and artYour beauty aglows on a fertile landBeautiful as the purple flush of dawnYour eyes like two twin stars shining in the sky The birthplace of humanityThe cradle of life and artYou live a life enchanted with diversityYour color, customs, songs and tribesYou wear … Continue reading

MURDER – SUICIDE

We loved so much before February 13thEyes so love-sweet and come-finishWe made love on the veranda of our heartsBeautifully carved to fit more love wattsWe sacrificed to make us…I sacrificed everything to sum usA pillar to each other, we were crowned REALYet you crashed our creation, you embraced betrayal,On that 14th love of February…And I … Continue reading

Our globe

this is our globewhere sanity is rare and humility is madnesswe once were toldto respect others and clean our own mess phases we faceglittering black shoes to glitter untilall steps are madeshoot for the stars and shoot to kill due pain awaitswe who rejoice while others are sufferingnever too latemending our ways embracing the love … Continue reading

Freedom fight

freedom fightthe pen at warkingdom knightserve my lord stress let passaim for peacewhile it lastsstay at ease that is whenvulnerable you are deemedan uncut gemadorable how it all seemed cut later then highly pricedincluding its remnantsset minor backing more liesenjoyed the dividends freedom fightwords on showday to nightthe seed i sow. © ISAAC RAMOSHIDI BOKABA

World Book Day

Everyday should be World Book Day especially in this digital world… And the shortcuts replacing real words…. brb

Celebrate Me Now

Poem by Constance van Niekerk © 2020 Celebrate me nowYour tears I won’t see when I’m goneYour wails I won’t hear when I’m no moreWhen I’ve gone before youOn a celestial trip with no companionNo guide, but never getting lostNot ever returningOnly my cold, lifeless limbs remainingCelebrate me nowThose ‘I love you’s, don’t keep them … Continue reading

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Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection by Constance van Niekerk