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These hands have Moulded monuments, created crafts, healed hearts. Khosi Xaba, from 'These Hands'

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We are born to bring light / To honour the blessing of each moment / The gift of every life - Malika Ndlovu

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Where is the spirit that touched the hearts / Lightly - chameleon colours of home? - 'Visiting Zomba Plateau', Jack Mapanje

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Brakpan 2002 - Makhosazana Xaba
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from Masks: (i) Libation: (i) Prelude - Kamau Brathwaite
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from Masks: (i) Libation: (ii) The Making of the Drum - Kamau Brathwaite
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from Masks: (i) Libation: (iii) Atumpan - Kamau Brathwaite
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born in africa but - Malika Ndlovu
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Black River - Malika Ndlovu
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Where the Sea Meets the Desert - Clive James
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Light - C. K. Williams
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Song of Chickens - Jack Mapanje
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