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capsule mthatha (a really little pill) – Poems, Pictures & Prose by Saaleha Idrees Bamjee

capsule mthatha (a really little pill)

O.R Tambo International Airport – 6.15am.
Take-off for Mthatha in a Jetstream 4100, one of those R/C looking propeller planes.
(Blah photograph but I do like the Munsch-colours. We all begin in blood.)
DSC00099The tallest building in town.
smells like: damp wood.
tastes like: sweet veld grass.
sounds like: unhurried deliberation.
feels like: the place you would go, to listen to the wind.

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I am a writer and photographer (look up my work on based in Johannesburg, South Africa. I have an MA in Creative Writing from the university currently known as Rhodes. My writing accolades include winning the 2014 Writivism Short Story Prize and the 2020 Ingrid Jonker Poetry Prize for my debut collection, Zikr.

3 thoughts on “capsule mthatha (a really little pill)”

  1. LOL i remember u telling me u going south…lol havent eaten spagetti for a long time eh. so busy poking

  2. by far one of the nicest des I have heard of XA ever.Personally I hate it.Too much having to look over my shoulder.

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