Writivism 2014 Flash Fiction: No Juju That Strong

By |May 26th, 2014|

She sways and spins, her position held by hips as broad as a baobab. The feather-duster in her hand sheds ostrich plumes. They rain down hope on the woman kneeling before her. Mama Eve raises feet clad in green plastic mock-crocs. She stamps on a heap of cowrie shells, filling the room with brittle crackling.

Camera Collectanea: LEGO, Lippie, Snow Ice & Pasta Sauce

By |May 24th, 2014|

My fortnight in pictures; a LEGO party, Happy.Me Snow Ice and the launch of Peppadew's new pasta sauce range.

Found Poetry: A Google Search Poem

By |May 8th, 2014|

This is a poem made up entirely of Google autocomplete suggestions to search queries.

I took the idea from Google Poetics, a blog that collates […]

The last of NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 28-30

By |May 7th, 2014|

Poems inspired by Buzzfeed/Upworthy headlines


3 Places Old poets Go To Die
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

The space between two mouths
shuddering close, edging the last
of the […]

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 27

By |April 27th, 2014|

On prompt ekphrastic


Paper clips
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee
adapted from poem #31 from the MA thesis collection

Three […]

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 26

By |April 26th, 2014|

After the Miscarriage
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

It is all for the mother,
the glossed eyes, the quiver at the edge
of sympathy and bakery biscuits
to feed mourners at tea […]

NaPoWriMo 2014 – Day 25

By |April 25th, 2014|

 On prompt: Anaphora

Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

I am not the silk in a swish.
I am not frothy whispering.
I am not the coolness of an eye.
I am […]

NaPoWrimo 2014 Catch-up: Day 13-24

By |April 25th, 2014|

12 Poems


The Good Girls
Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

good girls clean chickens
love their grannies
marry well
cry in cupboards
dust under beds
don’t visit empty-handed
good girls make children
tweeze carefully
go on beach holidays
google recipes […]

NaPoWrimo 2014 Catch-up: Day 8-12

By |April 16th, 2014|

I’ve been away for a few days, out in the tempered bush of a game reserve in the Eastern Cape, taking pictures of animals at […]