Lebo Mashile

Lebo Mashile
South Africa

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Lebo Mashile

The inescapable intimacy of the poem takes you into the depths of this crippling social issue. She increases the volume of the heartbreaks and earth-shuttering pain suffered by so many. Startling poem


The poet, performer, actress, presenter and producer Lebogang Mashile, the daughter of exiled South... More >

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I can no longer keep count of the women you put inside of me
They are white noise on a black screen
Familiar tastes on a foreign tongue
Unknown memories resting firmly in the lap of my brain
Sometimes I am them
I wonder if they suddenly dream of elephants
Laugh in colour
And carry rivers in their hearts
Remembering when the whole world changed colour
And they did not know you anymore

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