ISBN 9780987028273
Pages 60
Dimensions 203 x 133mm
Published 2016
Publisher Deep South, South Africa
Format Paperback

Isabella Motadinyane

Complete Poems

by Isabella Motadinyane

Dark night babe
toss and turn
the clouds above
you make the sober go drunk
come in from the cold
warm you up
sink down our throat
the clouds above
mountains so high
sink babe sink
sink a shaft
move slowly down the mountain
down our throats
toss and turn babe
sink on me
all night
dark clouds above
you make the sober go drunk
sink babe sink
sink it smooth
sink a shaft

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About the Author

Isabella Motadinyane

Isabella Motadinyane was born in 1963 in Mofolo Central, Soweto, and died on her fortieth birthday in 2003 in Orange Farm. She used English, Isicamtho and Sesotho to create a powerful legacy of performance, poetry, and song. Her collected work - just over 30 poems - was published as Bella in 2007 by Botsotso Publishing, and is republished in this Deep South edition with some new translations from the Sesotho.

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