African Renaissance

Advice From A Mother, Missive To A Writer Father and Excerpt From A Book Forthcoming

E-V-E-R-L-A-S-T-I-N-G. It could be a poem/or testimony/or the start of a new beginning. Or an extract from the introduction to…

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Tears: The Water Diary, How To Live Alone And Be Inspired By Murakami

I hated learning how to drive. It didn't mean the gateway of indepence for me. The driving lesson filled me…

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Memoir Of A Renaissance And The Powers Of Silence In A Letter

Everything is so environmental these days in my life. I am cold even if it is summer outside. It's summer…

2 weeks ago

The Poet, Young Galaxies Beyond The Baobab And My Parents Love Story That Involved A Lost White Glove

What does it feel like to be a wife, to have a spouse, to live in a large, spacious house,…

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Overthinking: When I Am Not Writing I think Of South End, Gqeberha

I went to the people closest to me. My mother's response was, "ask your father." As it is, as it…

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StoryTime: The Aspirant Novelist, the Gqeberha Filmmaker And The History Of Light In November

I water my plants when I come home. Snip off a dead leaf. My mother heard the key in the…

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The Essayist, Genocide In Africa And My Chemical Imbalance Is The Reason I Am Sad

Hiroshima is now gilded in history. These are lines for poetry, illness. It’s become an anthem for the wreck that…

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The Artist Unleashed: Psychosis, Denial, Mental Illness and Emotional Support For The Poet

Connecting the dots The case study Miriam Gelhor did not understand how to use the word bathos in a sentence.…

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Front Doors That Have Let Poetry Into My Life

The house smelled like sugar biscuits, fried onions, and cabbage bredie. To me, it was a rare and comforting smell.…

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Blame It On Apartheid: The Middle Class, Relational Hunger And The Modern Family Dynamic

Lennox Lennox is down on his luck. In his late thirties he sports a beard. He looks older than he…

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