Jerusalem

Did I enjoy Jerusalem they say Did I enjoy Jerusalem As though I went to a circus As though I went to see a dance   #Sikiwrites A poem I wrote in 2012

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Joyful Inspiration from Caster Semenya’s Victory

I just watched a video of Caster Semenya being interviewed after she won her race post the controversial inhumane IAAF law that requires her to dope to reduce her testosterone levels. She has won her 30th consecutive race over 800m. I have no idea who the interviewer was but the interview video was posted on…

Winnie Mandela Lives on in South Africa

"She did not die. She multiplied." These words are trending in South Africa today as they did last year when she passed away today. These hashtags are also trending¬† #WinnieMadikizelaMandela #SheMultiplied a new one that has emerged this year, I assumed it is championed by the EFF is "We are Nomzamo's seed." I briefly searched…

“The Flag Salute” by Esther Popel

"Flag Salute" by Esther Popel "I pledge allegiance to the flag" They dragged him naked Through the muddy streets, A feeble-minded black boy! And the charge? Supposed assault Upon an aged woman! "Of the United States of America" One mile they dragged him Like a sack of meal, A rope around his neck, A bloody…

American Foods to Avoid

Well, we all know that American chocolate is nothing to write home about but at least it won't kill you.   There's also that "muffin" or scone Americans have with their barbecue or braai in South African language. What happened to good old bread rolls? No my friends! You'll be having a good braai and…

Washington DC in 2019

WASHINGTON seems promising this year. Today was magical. Sometimes you just find your people and begin to collaborate. Sometimes, it works the first time as if you have been in conversation for a life-time. Nothing lost in translation. Today was magic. I am excited and hope-filled. While we were busy discussing our exciting plans, a…