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"I digress. Let’s live in digression. We have no other choices.", from the poem Haematology #1

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The Door of No Return - Yomi Sode
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“If my heart is broken, I should be thankful that I was blessed to have loved but I cannot live that wisely. That’s why I cry ”

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“I myself am bored / of fig leaves, of shames / I did not choose” – from ‘About Ana’

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Phyllis Wheatley

B. 1753 D. 1784

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Remember, Christians, Negros, black as Cain/ May be refin'd, and join th' angelic train.- Phillis Wheatley

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

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All books are merely delayed dust. - George Elliott Clarke

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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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Poets can learn a lot from the timing of the best comics: pacing, economy, judiciousness, silence, rhythm, reward.

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In the face of loss - human, natural, temporal - McQueen finds salvation in language. Often her work is about artistic endeavour itself: the desire to freeze time, the realisation that this is impossible - Sarah Quigley

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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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