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What do Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
and Gideon Johannes Nieuwoudt
have in common? Hint: It's not remorse.
of South Africa)
a Heavenly People
During our endless discussions there
was always one common thread--
Kosovo was sacred Serbian land and
would have to be killed or
The boli-seller would arrive the
first Saturday of every month
and settle down on our doorstep,
wiping the sweat
from his forehead with his turban.
Up with Tobago
We set up our tent in a field in
the Crown Point area near to a tap,
cooked over a fire, lay about in
the sun or in the cool of the tent,
all of us thoroughly and meditatively
Voice of the Downtrodden
They carry brooms tied to their bodies
they can wipe away their footprints.
Through the Magic Eye
Even more curious
is the schism between what the British
see of the
real world and what of the world is transmitted to them: No
at being examined at length, but a certain coolness at examining
others' lives in such detail.
I think about Latha. When was the
last time I saw her naked?
It is more than two years since we
there is about train tracks.
So It Came to Pass
And when He
left, it was not sitting on the toilet of His Tennessee mansion,
cramping, eyes blurring, but blindfolded and alone before a
firing squad, convicted of teaching school children how to read
Spanish and English texts.
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