Published January 1, 2023
by Zama Madinana
(Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa)
in the streets
flames of anger
a violent dance
of rubber bullets
& petrol bombs
in gutted shopping malls
where are you
in these black clouds
Zama Madinana is a South African poet based in Johannesburg. His work has appeared in Stanzas, Botsotso, Carapace, Poetry Potion, The Thinker, Sunday World, New Coin, and other literary publications. His work focuses mainly on love, politics, and social issues. In 2021, he won the third prize of the Sol Plaatje EU Poetry Award. He is the author of a poetry chapbook, Water & Lights.
This poem is included in Poetry World #5, published in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.
Previously published in South Africa Poetry Magazine:
by Mpho Sekhabi
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