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Bilakhulu!<br>by Vonani Bila

by Vonani Bila

  • R 13000

‰ۡÌÝ?Papa, I know it took us twenty years to erect your tombstone

̴Ì_ All along the wind was blowing you away

̴Ì_The sun was burning you

̴Ì_Your pillow was your hand

̴Ì_But now Bila, Mhlahlandlela, rest in peace

̴Ì_Do not open the grave and come home wearing shorts

̴Ì_Since you left, your wife has remained in the house

̴Ì_I‰ۡó»ve not seen a man sitting on your chair

̴Ì_It‰ۡó»s still your house

̴Ì_Full of trees and vegetables‰ۡó?

Vonani Bila was born in 1972 in Shirley Village, Limpopo, where he still lives. He is the author of five books of poems in English and eight story-books for newly literate adult readers in Sepedi, Xitsonga and English.

Title: BILAKHULU!: Longer Poems

Author: Vonani Bila

Publisher: Deep South

Paperback, 95 pages


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