Winston Mankunku Ngozi

13 October 2009, 11:50 am

1943 – 13 October 2009

A poem by Kelwyn Sole from his debut collection, The Blood of Our Silence (Ravan, 1987):

Mankunku

Dark golden boat
on a sea
far away, rock with me
rock with me:

deep-throated bird
gentle me home
past the mud-lined street
where thoughts stick fast
and children pick rubbish
hungrily

the night flakes notes
from the scalp of my sorrow -

hide in my pillow
and cry for me

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Mankunku playing “Yakhal’ Inkomo”

Profile of Mankunku at music.org.za

Short obituary by Ryland Fisher.


RIP John Matshikiza, Bheki Mseleku

17 September 2008, 11:25 am

John Matshikiza, 1954 – 15 September 2008. Obituaries at The Guardian and Mail & Guardian.

Bheki Mseleku, 3 March 1955 – 9 September 2008. Obituary at The Guardian.


Oscar Peterson

26 December 2007, 8:09 pm

15 August 1925 – 23 December 2007

Obituary from The Guardian.


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