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'A War Within The Blood' deals broadly with an issue that a lot of us struggle to talk about: mental illness.

In the same way that I tried to talk openly about racism and xenophobia in 'The Sin In My Blackness,' I wanted the poetry in 'A War Within The Blood' to reflect the same level of honesty. Writing this book was like approaching a door marked "Do Not Enter" and inste
ebook, 40 pages
Published September 17th 2016 by Nkateko Masinga
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Good addition to the poetry of Nayyirah Waheed, Warsan Shire, Ijeoma Umebinyuo and similar poets whose influence Nkateko Masinga graciously acknowledges. I appreciated the lucidity of the briefer poems.
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Nkateko Masinga is a South African poet and 2019 Fellow of the Ebedi International Writers Residency. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2018 and her work has received support from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg and the Swiss Arts Council. She is an interviewer and director of the Internship Program at Africa in Dialogue, an online interview magazine that archives creative and critical insights ...more

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“Be careful how you say your own mother’s name;
How you articulate your blood.”
“If you still have your trigger finger
And your punching fists
Your township mob justice
Your mothers with whistles
Your seven-month self-defence course
If you remember your second-year Anatomy course
Particularly the Stab wound lecture
Bring them all.
Use them now”
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