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While The World Was Burning
People will always ask you what you are doing to stop the fire when the world starts burning. And you will look at what you have and wonder what you can possibly do to fight the flames. But what can a stick do in a fire except be burned by it? What can a clay pot do in a fire except to melt in it? And in such helplessness, when our small offerings only fan the flames, what ...more
Kindle Edition, Anniversary Edition, 33 pages
Published February 21st 2020 by NSUKU Publishing Consultancy
(first published August 26th 2017)
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I love Nkateko Priscilla Masinga’s work. It does that thing, so hard to explain because it cannot possibly be re-manufactured, where it allows for so much to enter. It does not resist moving in and through and all the way between a mind, a heart, a soul, a world, a country, a body. And I love how Masinga takes the poems from that place of wanting answers to immediately offering questions.
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