The God of Black Hair

I was born in August on a late Thursday morning. My mother was impressed with my pink lips and she was fascinated with my hair. That was about it. She had given birth to more beautiful children before me, but none of their hair could do what mine could do. According to my grandmother, who […]

How Do I Move Forward?

How do I move forward if millions of our people are still living in poverty while some live in excess? I am talking about my country South Africa which consumes my existence. How do I move forward? “Forget the former things,” Isaiah writes. “See, I am doing a new thing.” Forget. It seems as though […]

She Is Dangerous

She is dangerous Daring every devil in her way to make Love known She is dangerous She is often afraid but she is more afraid of not doing right She is dangerous She is often intimidated by the darkness She fights with light When she is intimidated she runs away into the darkness she most […]

The Black Wedding Guest

I once attended an Afrikaans wedding in South Africa, where I live, and then vowed I would never attend another one in my life. I since have attended more Afrikaans weddings, but that experience stands out, because when I was treated as being different from everyone else, it challenged me to look deep into my […]


No apologies Flesh of my flesh No explanations Bone of my bone Without question Spirit of my spirit Image of Your image We touch and The rhythm of our breathing Is One Like a bolt in its nut We are One Like a nut in its bolt My purpose is perfected in our unity The […]