Tyhini 2012

 

 Tyhini 6© 2012 individual writers

ISBN 978-0-9814053-6-0

TYHINI is published by Institute for the Study of English in Africa (ISEA), Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

isea@ru.ac.za

Editors: Paul Mason and Robert Berold

Assistant Editors: Marike Beyers, Hailey Gaunt, Tim van Niekerk

Cover and text design: Liz Gowans

Cover photo: Sophie Smith

 

 

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Contents

Saaleha Bamjee

Growing bones 11

Morning 12

My grandmother breaks her hip 13

Fathers, love your sons 14

Prayer 15

Tangier 16

Secret 17

 

Marike Beyers

ode to a pencil 21

to my parquet fl oor 23

breathing 24

in the land of the living 24

sailing boats 25

recorded 25

graveyard 26

the pot 26

winter’s throat 27

unheld 27

weekend pass 28

offi ce block 29

song 29

 

Vonani Bila

Ancestral wealth 33

Patricia Crain

Crossroads 53

Flow like water 56

On my own 61

Lifeless 61

 

Irene de Moor

Dr Simbwa 65

Family legends (extract) 68

Winterberg weekend 70

Aunt Emily 74

 

Hailey Gaunt

For the first time 79

Patronage 80

Standing in my kitchen 81

a love poem 82

We went for a walk 84

In winter 85

The storyteller 86

 

Andile M-Afrika

Conversation with a ghost 93

The raid 97

At the graveyard 101

A struggling ancestry 104

Phakama Mbonambi

A public snap 109

Shattered dreams 111

Hunting for books 114

 

Sabata Mokae

Closing the chapter 119

 

Chloe Molino

Wickerwork 131

Blink 133

Two sections from a novella 136

 

Jayne Morgan

The fortune teller 147

A Dickens summer 150

Travelling 156

The usual misery 157

 

Sylvestre Ntabajyana

I will found my church 161

Alcoholic 163

Our fathers said 164

The wedding 165

A hungry vagrant 169

The village river 170

Double dealer 171

Gusoma 172

Sun 173

 

Isabel Rawlins

An empty pocket 177

Empty room 178

Hitchhike 178

Jazz smoke 179

Marionette 179

Spineless 180

Shoeless 181

Red bicycle blue chain 182

Wineglass 183

Counting planes 184

 

Graham Conan Reed

Triptych 189

Sa’ad 194

Morning is broken 196

Prologue to a novella 198

 

Aslam Seedat

Two chapters from a novella 203

 

Anirood Singh

In the name of the family 217

Passage from India 226

 

Gideon Strydom

The reader 233

The oom 237

Seven sections from a novella 239

 

Adèle Thomas

Chocolate cake 245

Island networking 247

Pitso Tsibolane

The hands of time 255

Township funerals 257

Silence 260

Change 263

 

Tim van Niekerk

For hours at a time 267

Fingertip 271

 

Elmé Vivier

Twilight turning 285

spoon 290

likkewaan 290

The fi rst time 291

Pencil sketch 292

All I’ve ever done 293

Snow falling 294

sometimes I think of you 295

On our teachers 299

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