“ARREST ME” SAYS POET SIBUSISO MALIMELA

Malimela’s poem Ngibopheni:
Embodies the growing resistance students have shown in the face of police brutality
and the government’s blatant disregard for the law.

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#BOOKSNOTBULLETS: SA TODAY: THE LINGERING STENCH OF ’76 A POEM BY ASHRAF BOOLEY

Somewhere in the core of my country | dwells a cancer – seeping deep into the crevices of our livelihoods | that won’t let the child learn without first having to burn tyres. | When the child could remedy the land of its wailing wounds
and forgo its inherited injustices. | Who could paint our story anew | on a blank canvas of boundless possibilities.

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#BOOKSNOTBULLETS: A REFLECTION ON PRIVILEGE BY ZANOKUHLE MTHEMBU

Why do our parents have to jump over the moon and back to send their children to a place of education? Why must there be blood scattered across our screens for the story to be heard?

Yesterday’s events highlighted many things but the most glaring thought is that our parents fought a very similar fight some 40 odd years ago. Except now we are united, solidified by a common a cause and powered by the notion of free education.

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