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NEW CONTRAST 187 - Spring 2019

In this issue:

Interviews:

Poetry

Prose

  • Shubnum Khan, Waiting for the Moringa Tree to Flower
  • Sarah Uheida, Where Missing Girls Go
  • Mathilda Slabbert, Untied
  • P P Fourie, Tones of Glass
  • A W Bosman, Mi Corazón
  • Abbey Khambule, Mu Arae
  • Acan Innocent Immaculate, Musezi

Artworks and Other

  • Robyn Pretorius, Basotho, Original Royals / Milestones / Myles / Unfolding Seeflex
  • Distilling the Chaos: An Interview with Masande Ntshanga by Wamuwi Mbao
  • Notes from a Bibliophile: Views and Reviews from Tony Ullyatt

 

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NEW CONTRAST 186 - Winter 2019!

In this issue:

Interviews:

  • The Proust Questionnaire: Gilbert Gibson
  • In Search of a Sculpture’s Soul: Interview with Maureen Quin by David Griessel

Poetry

  • Joan Hambidge, Montserrat Caballé
  • Susan Castillo Street, Gomera / Joined
  • Noah Swinney, Ring Like a Roman Candle / At Rock-Pools
  • Arja Salafranca, On the Third Birthday / Green Tea Morning
  • Basil du Toit, Studies in the Resurrection of the Body / War Poet / In the Swash Zone
  • Hugh McMillan, My Mother’s Kitchen
  • Angelique Thomas, There is Always a Dog Barking in my Neighbourhood
  • Harry Owen, Paula / Poem after the Poem / Tubifex Tubifex
  • Jean Wallace McKeown, Whale
  • Michelle Naudé, Lady Macbeth / Astralbody
  • Christiaan Naudé, Nagskade
  • Sneha Madhavan-Reese, Dung Beetles
  • Kelwyn Sole, Farm
  • Sibusiso Ernest Masilela, Open Letter / Auto-Pilot
  • Thobeke Ndlebe-September, Inkosazana / Oyena Mfo Ndimthandayo Stephen Symons, Thames Dusk / Reading Amichai
  • Gilbert Gibson, engela, et al

Prose

  • Luke Percy, Sangoma
  • Tebello Mzamo, Tuned Out
  • Alistair Mackay, Fever Tree
  • Melissa Gow, Mr Mokoena’s Ocean

Artworks and Other

  • Maureen Quin, Hunted / The Ultimate Sacrifice / Pieta / Chase II
  • Notes from a Bibliophile: Views and Reviews from Tony Ullyatt

 

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NEW CONTRAST 185 - Autumn 2019!

In this issue:

Interviews:

  • A Eulogy for Mary Oliver, by Gisela Ullyatt
  • A Return to Sincerity and Craftsmanship: David Griessel in Conversation with Christiaan Diedericks

Poetry

  • Bibhu Padhi, New Year, Bhubaneswar / Signature
  • Beverly Rycroft, Aubade / Window Seat
  • Joan Hambidge, Montserrat Caballé
  • Lemeeze Davids, Say Goodbye / Inspection
  • Chris Mann, Telling Anecdotes
  • Vumile Nobaza, Laphala Igazi
  • Rethabile Masilo, Devil’s Weed and Ginger / On Edge
  • Beth McDonough, Mid-February Rat / Maybe Canarian / Performance
  • Brian Walter, eDikeni / Spelling
  • Afric McGlinchey, Manifesting (Fairies)
  • Oliver Findlay Price, Ulterior Motion
  • Louella Sullivan, frontier / The Spinster / The Last Love Affair
  • Abu Bakr Solomons, Spectre, Malmesbury
  • Christiaan Naudé, Nagskade
  • Akhona Mafani, Amajing’ Qhiwu Engcinezelo
  • Daniel Thomas Moran, At Nompondo Village Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
  • Peter Merrington, Laughter of Giants / At Heartfall
  • Sihle Ntuli, Themba
  • Elmarie Viljoen-Massyn, ek en jy: ‘n reis

Prose

  • Jo-Ann Bekker, Tongue-Tied
  • Christopher Mason, The Undertaker of Small Things
  • Hilda Wilson, The Carpenter
  • Lester Walbrugh, The Colours are Too Bright

Artworks and Comics

  • Gerhard Human, Bukowski on Taste / David Lynch / Cederberg Sandstone Formations II / Cederberg Sandstone Formations III

 

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NEW CONTRAST 184 - Summer 2018/9!

In this issue:

Interviews:

  • At This Time and in This Place: An Interview with Sindiwe Magona by Renée Schatteman
  • Between Rationality and the Subconscious Mind: David Griessel in Conversation with Renée Rossouw

Poetry

  • P. R. Anderson, Of the Vision at Swartkops
  • David Schmidt, Still Together / Lorca’s Lover: An Account of a Life in One Room in One Moment
  • Nondwe Mpuma, Appendages / The Festive Season
  • Pieter Odendaal, die sorgvryste droom in jare oor pa: / al hoe meer see
  • Sandile “Dudu” Saki, Isingqala Sembongi
  • Mark Espin, Reverberations / The Crumbling Petals
  • Abigail George, I Don’t Like Being Around a Lot of People
  • Lebohang Mojapelo, The Smell of a Stranger / Sometimes I Float
  • Tamantha Hammerschlag, Sex
  • Musa Khanyile, When You Finally Make it to the Boardroom / Look What the Township Did to Some of Us
  • Kerry Hammerton, Not a Difficult Birth
  • Jemima Meyer, present
  • Gisela Ullyatt, karoo-pasga / die kosmos in maart
  • Ayabulela Ngcelwane, Ukuxhatshazwa
  • Lisa Julie, For the Woman and Child Near Maiden’s Cove / Things and a Child
  • Ina Conradie, A Death / Mandla: A History
  • Michael Wessels, At Lake Sibaya
  • Diana Bloem, Conversations with My Mother
  • Du Toit Albertze, Mildred September

Prose

  • Haley Rodkin, Declension
  • Julie Nxadi, Kuya Tsha
  • Cornelia Fick, She Always Did It
  • Tsepiso Mothibi, Some Boyhood Scenes of Basotho poet David Cranmer - ThekoBereng (1900-1973)
  • Madoda Gcwadi, When Brown Skin Turns White
  • Mike Hagemann, The Accidental Poet
  • Meg Vandemerwe, Extract from The Woman of the Stone Sea
  • Alistair Mackay, Quiet as Ants
  • Jarred Thompson, Snapshots of Boyhood

Artworks and Comics

  • Georgina Berens, Castle / Fortress / Roost / Ship
  • Daniel du Plessis, Jorik and Jakkals

 

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NEW CONTRAST 183 - Spring 2018!

In August 2017, the AVBOB Mutual Assurance Society launched a poetry competition that was unusual in many respects. Most noteworthy is that the competition offered entries in all the 11 official languages of South Africa covering the themes of Love, Hope, Birth and Death. The winners of the 2017 AVBOB Poetry Project (one in each of the 11 official languages of South Africa) were announced at a gala event held in June 2018. AVBOB collaborated with New Contrast to publish the winners in the Spring issue of our magazine.

 

 

 

In this issue:

An Interview with Mr Frik Rademan, CEO of AVBOB

 

AVBOB POETRY WINNERS

Afrikaans

  • 1st Place: Lynthia Julius, Vir Al Jarreau
  • Translation: Lynthia Julius, For Al Jarreau
  • 2nd Place: Susan Smith, passaat
  • Translation: Susan Smith, passage
  • 3rd Place: Herman Lategan, Vir ’n bidsprinkaan
  • Translation: Herman Lategan, For a praying mantis
Commissioned Poems
  • Johann Lodewyk Marais, Papiersbasdoring
  • Translation: Johann Lodewyk Marais, Paperbark thorn
  • Johan Myburg, In memoriam
  • Translation: Johan Myburg, In memoriam

English

  • 1st Place: Caroline F. Archer, Puppet master
  • 2nd Place: Helen Moffett, Brain MRI
  • 3rd Place: Mfundo Mthombeni, It’s been too long
Commissioned Poems
  • John Eppel, Dying poet
  • Gail Dendy, Rain

Isindebele

  • 1st Place: Queen Mahlangu, Litjhingile
  • Translation: Queen Mahlangu, It’s over
  • 2nd Place: Nurse Nonhlanhla Mbonani, Khetha Yena
  • Translation: Nurse Nonhlanhla Mbonani, Choose Him
  • 3rd Place: Thabi Mahamba, Ngiyathokoza ngokungikhulisa
  • Translation: Thabi Mahamba, Thank you for raising me
Commissioned Poems
  • Johanna Nurse Malobola-Ndlovu, Sangenelwa mgobha ngendlini
  • Translation: Johanna Nurse Malobola-Ndlovu, Our family is in for the high jump

Isixhosa

  • 1st Place: Nolusindiso Penxa, Akwaba ndandithethile
  • Translation: Nolusindiso Penxa, I wish I’d said
  • 2nd Place: Sihle Ndamane, Ndicela ningandilileli
  • Translation: Sihle Ndamane, Please don’t cry for me
  • 3rd Place: Simphiwe Nolutshungu, Ndiye ndalibala
  • Translation: Simphiwe Nolutshungu, I had forgotten
Commissioned Poems
  • Ayanda Billie, Ezo ntaba letsheng la maditlhare
  • Translation: Ayanda Billie, Those mountains are fountains of health

Isizulu

  • 1st Place: Kutsi Emmanuel Lindinkosi Mpanza, Wangishiya ngokuzuma
  • Translation: Kutsi Emmanuel Lindinkosi Mpanza, You left me without warning
  • 2nd Place: Lungile Chamane, Siwile isihlahla
  • Translation: Lungile Chamane, The tree has fallen
  • 3rd Place: S’Fiso Oscar Zwelihle Mkhize, Kuzofa ukufa
  • Translation: S’Fiso Oscar Zwelihle Mkhize, Death will die
Commissioned Poems
  • Elphus Jaha Mhlanga, Amazibuko empilo
  • Translation: Elphus Jaha Mhlanga, The bridges of life

Sepedi

  • 1st Place: Mosima Phakane, Khutša
  • Translation: Mosima Phakane, Rest
  • 2nd Place: Moses Seletisha, Mahlodi
  • Translation: Moses Seletisha, Mahlodi
  • 3rd Place: Mokgaetji Glory Tladi, Ditebogo di kae?
  • Translation: Mokgaetji Glory Tladi, Where’s the gratitude?
Commissioned Poems
  • Kgabo Sebatjane, Mmago setšhaba
  • Translation: Kgabo Sebatjane, Mother of the nation

Sesotho

  • 1st Place: Tieho Mkhendane, Ntjapedi
  • Translation: Tieho Mkhendane, Unity
  • 2nd Place: Deo Mogoera, Sefofane
  • Translation: Deo Mogoera, Aeroplane
  • 3rd Place: Themba Motete, Nako jwale e fihlile
  • Translation: Themba Motete, The time has come
Commissioned Poems
  • Mothonzi “Lesika” Dipholo, Enwa ke a jwang a etsetswang kodiamalla le ke dipula?
  • Translation: Mothonzi “Lesika” Dipholo, Who is this whose elegy is sung even by the rains?

Setswana

  • 1st Place: Nthabiseng Cujane, Go siame
  • Translation: Nthabiseng Cujane, It’s alright
  • 2nd Place: Keabetsw Ramatlo, Mma o re siile
  • Translation: Keabetsw Ramatlo, Mother you left us
Commissioned Poems
  • Tisetso Thiba, Tatlhegelo
  • Translation: Tisetso Thiba, Loss

Siswati

  • 1st Place: Thembi Gwebu, Tinyembeti
  • Translation: Thembi Gwebu, Tears
  • 2nd Place: Obed Hearthstones, Kumtsatsile
  • Translation: Obed Hearthstones, It has taken her
Commissioned Poems
  • B.B. Malangwane, Insika
  • Translation: B. B. Malangwane, The pillar

Tshivenda

  • 1st Place: Samuel Ngwedzeni Tshovhoṱa, U bebwa ha lutshetshe
  • Translation: Samuel Ngwedzeni Tshovhoṱa, A child is born
  • 2nd Place: Domina Napoleon Munzhelele, Ndi ṅwana wau
  • Translation: Domina Napoleon Munzhelele, It is your child
  • 3rd Place: Ndivhuyafhi Godfey Musubi, Maduvha a kalakataho
  • Translation: Ndivhuyafhi Godfey Musubi, Bitter days
Commissioned Poems
  • M.J. Maiwashe, Marema na mukhoro
  • Translation: Dr Agnes Mawela, Birds of a feather

Xitsonga

  • 1st Place: Mashimbye Owners Hluvukani, Xihlamariso
  • Translation: Mashimbye Owners Hluvukani, A surprise
  • 2nd Place: Musa Aubrey Baloyi, U rhukane swikwembu
  • Translation: Musa Aubrey Baloyi, You swore at the gods
  • 3rd Place: Ximbani Eric Mabaso, Maxangu na nhlomulo
  • Translation: Ximbani Eric Mabaso, Grief and sorrow
Commissioned Poems
  • Ximbani Eric Mabaso, Rifu I rifu rin’we
  • Translation: Ximbani Eric Mabaso, There is only one death

 

ARTWORK

  • Renée Rossouw, Kabuki on Ochre / Lines S Moves On / Black & White Wood 01 / Black & White Wood 02

 

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NEW CONTRAST 182 - Winter 2018!

In this issue:

An interview with Unathi Slasha by Thabo Jijana

Poetry

  • Ingrid Jonker, Bitterbessie Dagbreek
  • Christine Coates, The Sky Above Me / Learning to Drive
  • Rizwan Akhtar, Homing Pigeon / Embraced
  • Joan Hambidge, Pase 2018 / Erfstuk: Maggie Laubser
  • Motlalentoa Letsosa, At My Neighbour’s Funeral
  • Louella Sullivan, Cooking Lessons
  • Stephen Symons, My Son was Conscripted
  • Kimentha Govender, Puzzle Piece / Dear...
  • Natalie Crick, I See You / Suburbia
  • Tariro Ndoro, the people in my pelt
  • Mark A. Murphy, 21st Century Poem
  • Erica Penfold, Let’s Move In
  • Ilse van Staden, hoender en eier / waterwiggel
  • Francine Simon, Apaulette
  • Janine Lange, I Live in a House / Yolanda
  • Kambani Ramano, what is the meaning of skin? / when no-one was looking I washed my hands

Prose

  • Shubnum Khan, Turning to Look Back: Ten Moments
  • Wendy Woodward, Stories and Silences in my Father’s House
  • Samuel E. Cole, Apartment Three on Brimley Street in Teotoni Falls
  • Catriona Ross, Life Nine
  • Russell Kaschula, Redemption
  • Melina Meletakos, Unanchored

Artwork & Other

  • Katharine Meeding, Johan Laughing / The Sagacity of the Beard / The Lady and the Cat / Die Offisier
  • Notes from a Bibliophile: Views and Reviews from Tony Ullyatt and Wendy Woodward

 

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NEW CONTRAST 181 - Autumn 2018!

In this issue:

An obituary and tribute to Keorapetse William Kgositsile by Keith Gottschalk

Poetry

  • Sipho Sepamla, Talking of love
  • José Claassen, Night Rider / Being Hannah / Karma
  • Gisela Ullyatt, altyd in pretoria-wes
  • Amanda Ballen, Sea-sick
  • Len Verwey, As I still was / Place
  • Elmarie Viljoen-Massyn, Aandstorie / die see: agt gebreekte gedagtes / Slapende hande
  • Lauren Davis, I am a New Caledonian Owlet-Nightjar
  • Julian de Wette, The kite maker / Exits and entrances /An Overberg farmer recounts his blessings
  • Heidi Henning, Dream house / Insomnia
  • Kyle Allen, Pastoral
  • Oliver Findlay Price, Psychopath / Snow lover
  • Lex Loizides, selfie / Hooking up
  • Gail Dendy, The Kingdom of Love / Billboard: large exclamation mark
  • Iván Kovács, Reflections of an old geezer
  • Marthé Mc Loud, Ha Longbaai
  • Emma Lee, Lyrics
  • Charl JF Cilliers, Toad / Shadow
  • Janet Remmington, Creation songs
  • Brian Walter, Thread

Prose

  • P. P. Fourie, Lonely as marriage
  • Mercy Dhliwayo, Escaping the flames
  • Chantelle Croeser, The heaped bones of August (or a wilting whisper of Antjie Somers)
  • Caitlin Montgomery, Opening night
  • Christopher Kudyahakudadirwe, When the rabbit in a Grade 2 text book moved

Artwork

  • Themba Khumalo, Umhlangano / late night rush / Hamba kahle juba / the helper

 

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NEW CONTRAST 180 - SUMMER 2017/8!

In this issue:

 

An interview with Jeremy Cronin by Lex Loizides

Poetry

  • Fiona Zerbst, "A corner of etc"
  • Johann de Lange, Tien kwatryne
  • Elizabeth Trew, My mother the seal
  • Noah Swinney, The shadows helped me with geometry
  • Ajah Henry Ekene, Boko hanam / Nigeria
  • Emily Buchanan, Rental homes, Hanalei / In the new national park
  • Matthew James Friday, Nothing smaller / I will never go to Perth
  • Kirby Manià, soft brown couch / Vancouver (Joburgers three weeks in)
  • Jarred Thompson, The world of scrambled eggs / Tracing orbits
  • Linda Ann Strang, The woman ravaged mediataes on hard
  • Alan Galante, Killing time / A skimmer of stones
  • Tania Spencer, You still
  • Peter Merrington, Snowmen
  • Charika Swanepoel, Leonard Cohen’s ear / When you’re spread out upon the table / Young love
  • Martina Klopper, Boekhou / Die hart van ons huis
  • Angelique Thomas, Borders and bodies / boy. man. girl. woman. God.
  • Justin Fox, An older law

Prose

  • Anton Krueger, You’re always going...
  • Henali Kuit, 25 Birds
  • Luke Percy, Portugal can wait
  • Jean-Paul Willemse, Third eye
  • Thabiso Tshowa, Cut the strings

Artwork

  • Christiaan Diedericks, Guardian Spirit II / Guardian Spirit I
  • Theodore Key, New Market

 

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NEW CONTRAST 179 - SPRING 2017

In this issue:

 

An Interview with Gabeba Baderoon by Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese

Poetry

  • Gabeba Baderoon, Surface / Highway Fox / Koggelbaai
  • Gilbert Gibson, 3 silinders
  • Jim Pascual Agustin, 12, 13, 1, 1914
  • Beverly Rycroft, The wonderful, magic fortune-telling fish / Victrola
  • Eugene Philosophisticater Ncube, Stretch-Marks
  • Danie Marais, In die akwarium onder ons / Wat is daar hier?
  • P. R. Anderson, A Short Walk in the Zuurveld / A Full Confession / Take Art (Burning the Pictures)
  • Medzani Musandiwa, Troubles, troubles
  • Lisa Day, Death of Poets / The Return
  • Stephen Symons, On walking through the house at midnight / Three Dreams of Salt / Crows are Building Nests of Stone
  • Nicole Best, Aspirations / Aqua Vitae
  • Lemeeze Davids, Carrion
  • Douglas Reid Skinner, One Throw / On the Nature of Language and Seasons / The Sadness of Books

Prose

  • Tariro Ndoro, First Noelle
  • Janine Lange, Papa’s Gone for a Walk
  • K Eltinaé, Home
  • David Medalie, The Secret Knows

Artwork

  • Jill Joubert, Guardian Spirit II / Guardian Spirit I / The Sacrifice / Queen VII

 

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NEW CONTRAST 178 - WINTER 2017

In this issue:

 

An Interview with Fred Khumalo by Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese

Poetry

  • Sidney Clouts, Poetry is death cast out
  • Kelwyn Sole, In the web
  • Shubnum Khan, Turning back: eight moments
  • Joan Hambidge, Skering en inslag / Federico fellini
  • Stan Galloway, Agulhas, No desertion, Leaded glass
  • Shirley Marais, The soft green silver of the fish across her brow / The psychopath as guest / Advice for long-term relationships
  • Athol Williams, Breakfast with the president / Mother’s routine
  • Megan Ross, Fishing for sharks at midnight / Second sight
  • Attila Jósef translated by Iván Kovács, Golden ears of wheat / The brave / It is not I who am shouting
  • Emma Paulet, Film/Fight club / Wilderness
  • Hendrik J. Botha, Net tussen ons / Voor die reën
  • Rizwan Ahktar, Promenade
  • William Harding, The cat is mad
  • Cecily Camera, Framed woman / OK, was it?
  • Charl J. F. Cilliers, Darkness comes suddenly / To all things passing
  • Chrisopher Kudyahakudadirwe, A love poem for Harare
  • Gail Dendy, It is good

Prose

  • David Medalie, The Secret Knows
  • Nadia Kamies, The Making of Martha
  • Carol Leff, Shades of Indigo
  • Michael Wessels, A Walk Through Ladakh

Artwork

  • Nina Torr, White Whale / Safekeeping / Ewewig / How did I get here?

 

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NEW CONTRAST 177 - AUTUMN 2017

In this issue:

Poetry

  • Ruth Miller, Mantis
  • Cornelia Rohde, The Struggle / A nest in the sky
  • Maya Wegerif, Bluegum trees / Who are these women?
  • Lindi-Ann Hewitt-Coleman, contemplating confession / rapture / speaking here
  • Fourie Botha, Cow’s Skull with Calico Roses / Born-again / Krappegesang
  • Peter Merrington, Bauermalerei
  • Christine Coates, A moment at the bus stop / Early New Year
  • C J (Jonty) Driver, Seasonal variations on a double theme
  • Adré Marshall, Boy on a beach / Stick’em!
  • Heidi Henning, Memory
  • Matthew James Friday, Damn Defoe
  • Sihle Ntuli, in labour
  • Lana Bella, Returnable verge of beginning
  • David Copeland, Pastoral
  • Tariro Ndoro, Hollering
  • Louella Sullivan, For Kohan
  • Len Verwey, survivors / in shambles the estate
  • Anette Snyckers, Verdwaald
  • Vangile Gantsho, an old woman whispers / the first time i sleep over

Prose

  • Jana Du Plessis, South African Women
  • Sanelisiwe Nyaba, The Cancer
  • Pravasan Pillay, The Fence
  • Jo-Ann Bekker, Separate Schedules
  • Iqraa Daniels, Sabbir
  • Eugenie Freed, Stone Children

Artwork

  • David Griessel, Sir Kenneth Sharpton / The Mad Chasseur
  • David Griessel, Hedgemoth with Candle / The Aloe Gods

 

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NEW CONTRAST 176 - RISING STARS

In this issue:

Interview

  • Nkosinathi Sithole, in conversation with Michèle Betty

Poetry

  • Alan Paton, The Quarry
  • José Claassen, Night Scene: Eldo's / Kempton Park hospital / Mark "Terror" Groenewaldt's brother
  • Jan Moran Neil, Stitched up / Maid to clean / Sealed in the Table Bay
  • Richard Higgs, Guillotine / Before and after zero / Theseus (I)
  • Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese, Funerals / Book of chronicles / Visiting
  • Juanita Louw, Plaas / Sikloon / Hemels
  • Amanda Ballen, Ode to Oudshoorn / Searching Sterkfontein / Fonteyn at the Zoo Lake
  • Rethabile Masilo, The future / Ritual / Ars poetica
  • Caitlin Stobie, Even Birds / Gastronomer
  • Kirby Manià, sub/libidinal / Brought home / Lemon
  • Abigail George, Bird, a metaphor / Jerusalem through the night

Prose

  • Trudi Makhaya, A change of name
  • Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, Geen Dassiejag Vandag Nie
  • Nick Mulgrew, Descent
  • Karen Jennings, Upturned earth (an extract)

Artwork

  • Georgina Gratrix, Untitled (Cloud Heads) / Weeping Woman / The Collectors (Courtesy of SMAC Gallery)

 

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NEW CONTRAST 175 - MANY TONGUES

In this issue:

Notes from the editors

Many Tongues

Interview

Sindiwe Magona, in conversation with Antjie Krog.

Poetry

  • Douglas Livingstone, The Sleep of My Lions
  • Lex Loizides, love safari / the mountain and the sea
  • Isobel Dixon, Myrmeleon / Man
  • Liam Kruger, Newton’s first
  • Aryan Kaganof, 3 White poems
  • Arthur Nortje, translated from the English by Mark Espin
  • Javier Perez, Fingerprints
  • Justin Fox, Msholozi
  • Lazola Pambo, A day of reflection
  • Jason Jacobs, Maan Gedagtes / Naam
  • Mark Muller, Urban Welt
  • Kerry Hammerton, Home
  • M. Gamieldien, across False Bay horizon
  • Michael Ray, On earth
  • Francine Simon, Little house
  • Stephen Symons, The colour of their eyes
  • Akpa Arinzechukwu, Blues for the forgotten
  • Emma Paulet, Jaywalking electra (based on realities)
  • Louella Sullivan, Coat
  • Daniel Whalen, (in Africa / i am like the police
  • Wendy Woodward, Lake Tonle Sap, California
  • Wendy Woodward, Hanoi, North Vietnam
  • Charity Hutete, Homestretch
  • Dylan Coleman, what I eat at 2am in the dark
  • Gahlia Phillips, The dust mother

Prose

  • Nonso Anyanwu, The joy of life will kill us all
  • Sal Gabier, Mozie 950604030
  • Kobus Moolman, Daily Bread
  • Jacques de Viljee, In Gedagte/ Uit Asem

Musical Score

  • Philip Miller, Extracts from the Underground

 

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NEW CONTRAST 174 - VOYAGE EDITION

In this issue:

Notes from the editors

Voyage out voyage in

Interview

Joan Hambidge, In conversation with Michèle Betty (translation into English by Michèle Betty)

Poetry

  • Breyten Breytenbach, Afreis
  • P.R. Anderson, First Light
  • José Claassen, Streets of Eldoraigne / Marshalltown
  • Gail Dendy, Limewood
  • Catherine Fletcher, Meditation at Lion’s Head / Namibian Sands
  • Phelelani Makhanya, Distance
  • Tony Voss, Remembering Enna / Welcome to Europe
  • Linda Kaoma, This resurrection
  • Ian C. Smith, Leaving, Returning
  • Douglas Reid Skinner, Winding Tunnels
  • Heidi Henning, Scattered Soul
  • Afric McGlinchey, Unfolding
  • Jean Wallace-McKeown, First English Winter
  • Arja Salafranca, The ghosts on our skins
  • Robin Winckel-Mellish, Migrant
  • Alexander Smith, The Vessel
  • Suné van Rooyen, Skryf / Kierang-Kierang
  • Marian Kilcoyne, Liebeslied
  • Peter Merrington, Her Diadem
  • Sivatho Rigala, Akukho Nzwan’ Ingenasiphako
  • Archie Swanson, pelion
  • Kirby Manià, The Seamstress
  • Richard Higgs, Metrorail

Prose

  • Zoë Wicomb, An extract from her latest novel
  • Phyllis Orner, An extract from Lady Liberty
  • Thamela Alven, Mamela (translated into English by Sindiwe Magona)
  • Katherine Brown, Pass From Oblivion
  • Jo-Ann Bekker, What Nombuyiselo Said

Creative Non-fiction

  • Julia Martin, Making the Sacred
CARTOGRAPHY OF THE IMAGINATION
  • Imraan Coovadia, The Institute for Taxi Poetry
  • Ivan Vladislavic, Portrait with Keys #63: The Pre-Raphaelite Dream

Artwork by

  • Alexia Vogel, Upon the Isle / Bos

 

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NEW CONTRAST 173 - MANIFESTO EDITION

In this issue:

Notes from the editor

Meg Vandermerwe, In the heat of the day...

Interview

Zakes Mda, In conversation with Michèle Betty

Manifestos

  • Antjie Krog
  • Sindiwe Magona
  • Valda Jansen, That which is within you
  • Henrietta Rose-Innes
  • Lauren Beukes

Poetry

  • Joan Hambidge, David Bowie
  • Abigail George, Oliver Hermanus / Passage into the volcano
  • Tariro Ndoro, Cross the border by night
  • Lise Day, Refugee
  • Vincent van der Zee, Distrik Sewe
  • Jan Moran Neil, Dolly Pop and the Garage Wall
  • Jolyn Phillips, KRUIS en MUNT / Ballade van wasdag
  • Atholl E. Williams, When we see / Sisyphus, A Nation
  • Finuala Dowling, Life Lesson
  • Graham Mort, Last day in Obs / Age
  • Hendrik J. Botha, Interseks / Angola
  • Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese, Sheila she was a friend of mine
  • Sindiswa Busuku-Mathese, Father: on being a husband
  • Saaleha Idrees Bamjee, The disappearing man / Waiting
  • Tim Koehn, Dusk-song / Barber
  • Juanita Louw, Die groen man / Ars poetica
  • Christine Coates, Equinox caller / Heritage Site
  • Karin Schimke, January. Swim / How the architect lives
  • Kerry Hammerton, Penelope

Prose

  • Ryk Hattingh, Val
  • Hilda Wilson, Tonsillitis
  • Christopher Kudyahukudadirwe, Voices of the Ancestors

Artwork by

Willem Samuel, Extracts from Mengelmoes

 

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New Contrast 172

In this issue:

Poetry

  • Ashraf Booley, You
  • Jonty Driver, Six sonnets & photos
  • Cornelia Rohde, Finding Dehkhodaidur N9-34, Kabul, 2004 20 and Balance sheet
  • Rowallan Vorster, Time-Predator, The watcher and The kingdoms
  • Gail Dendy, Old photographs, Saved, My cat and I and all that went before, and E-message to Brutus
  • Lex Loizides, The explorers
  • John Johnson, Aksum and Mariam Kurkur
  • Alan Galante, Great expectations! and I saw World War 1 today
  • Dashen Naicker, The day before your wedding, Mummy-Aunty recalling childhood, Fire and Yesterday
  • Troydon Wainwright, Enough!

Prose

  • Ron Irwin, The shape of the sea
  • Jason Snyman, Where the rivers go
  • Tim Koehn, Promptings of snow

Artwork by

  • Olivié Keck

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New Contrast 171

In this issue:

Poetry

  • Stephen Symons, The tale of the merman and the mother, Drought, and At Sea
  • Amy Walter, Birds
  • Olivia Walton, Blood Poem
  • Heidi Grunebaum, Love notes for our age
  • Brandon Marlon, Dawn hymn
  • Candy Neubert, Exile
  • Emily Buchanan, After building a stage and How we try to help
  • Jacques de Villiers, Borders and Bulimia
  • Heidi Henning, Atlantic
  • Jean Wallace McKeown, Best friend
  • Khanya-Naledi Mashabela, Eve Helen Mary Sophia
  • Kirby Manià, Oil on wood
  • Laina Lesicnik, Her grief
  • Marike Beyers, Clay and Sailing boats
  • Raphael d'Abdon, Frank the balls ripper and Salt water
  • Timo Xolani Freeth, Microtones
  • Louella Sullivan, The things we find
  • Mmamonare Raphesu, A true African
  • Andrew Pringle, Three linked poems
  • Alessio Zanelli, Seafarer and Aquanaut

Prose

  • Candy Neubert, The guest house
  • Kiare Ladner, Nku's ball
  • Michael Boyd, Guilt
  • Fikret Pajalic, Stranger in my house

Artwork by

  • Franki Jenkins
  • Paul Wallington and
  • Brad Harris

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New Contrast 170

In the issue:

Poetry

  • Kerry Hammerton, To Upstage The Dead Is Easy
  • Martha Evans, Witness
  • Julian de Wette, The Hauntings Of A House
  • Darron Araujo, Fragments From Melantho
  • Karel Kopbeen, Axiom and Lobotomie
  • Adre Marshall, Invasion
  • Juanita Louw, Sehnsucht, Die Dooies and Dwergleeu
  • Georg Nöffke, The Bird-Keeper and The Second Bird-Keeper
  • Stuart Paterson, Ludlow and From Here to Kirkgunzeon
  • Ian Smith, Critical Reviews and When I Heard You Had died
  • Brian Tilley, Traces
  • Elmé Vivier, The River
  • Christine Coates, House at Kolmanskop and Winter's Evening
  • Abigail George, The Windows
  • Edwin Thumboo, Jackass Penguins
  • Mari Peté, Bredie for grief
  • Johnny Johnson, Argo

Prose

  • Nick Mulgrew, Restaurant
  • Eunice Afonso, Mischief
  • Tom Serengeti, Stain
  • Gertrude Strauss, Three Disappointed Men and a Murder
  • Cindy Matthews, A First-Rate Boy

Reviews of

  • Love Incarnate by Theo Kotze
  • Rudiments of Grace by Chris Mann

Artwork

  • Amy Engelbrecht, Salt River (2014), Tamboersklook (2015), Woodstock I (2014) and Woodstock II (2015)

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New Contrast 169

In the issue:

Poetry

  • Jonty Driver, A Letter to Maeder Osler
  • Bob Commin, Sommer a Cupful of Life
  • Diana Bloem, On the Inside
  • Alan Galante, Dying seemed
  • Michael Hageman, Churchill's Black Dog
  • Arja Salafranca, Lone Woman on a Cruise and Tuesday, July 30
  • Heidi Henning, Earth Magnetics
  • Emily Buchanan, Pan Pan Panpan
  • Hailey Gaunt, Manicure and The Child from Sleep
  • Johan Geldenhuys, Birds of Southern Africa
  • Rick de Villiers, To Tarshish
  • Sibusizo Ernest Masilela, A Picture drawn by the Rain
  • Sihle Ntuli, Colours
  • Susan Woodward, Farewell my friend
  • Tim Koehn, A Few Lines for a Sunday Morning
  • Gail Dendy, Rizo de Algo

Prose

  • Philippa Holloway, Manhattan Skyline
  • Alan Galante, Fathers, Brothers and Sons
  • Blaize Kaye, A Darker Utility

Reviews of

  • Whose God is Wisest by Geoff Haresnape
  • In The Land Of The Gods by Joel Krige

Artwork

  • Mia Chaplin, Nude Figures

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New Contrast 168

In the issue:

Poetry

  • Kirsten Holmes, A Burned Woman Walked, Tiny Rhapsody In Blue, Naomi, sh and Geschwind's woods
  • Thabo Jijana, Monkey's Wedding and Banana Moon
  • Francine Simon, Late Beach, Bride and Gathering
  • Carol Leff, Turn Left and Then
  • Keith Gottschalk, The Cleaning Of Graves and Getting High
  • Marike Beyers, We Made Him Up
  • Kyle Allan, In my travels
  • Kirby Mania, Parenthesis
  • Karel Kopbeen, Ongestrykte verlede, Vers(teen): Tien haikus vir die dood and Infectious Infliction
  • Andrew Tudhope, My God
  • Jean Wallace Mckeown, Near Death
  • Stephen Symons, White Lies
  • Kobus Vermeulen, Elektron Hart, Untitled

Prose

  • Bronwyn Law-Viljoen, Fochville
  • Jacqueline Dowling, On The Rocks
  • Thomas Rhoyd, Long Road Home
  • Kharys Ateh Laue, The Water Meter Men
  • Imran Lorgat, Are you Maxwell?
  • Thabo Jijana, Then I Left You

Artwork

  • Maria Magdalena van Wyk Winona, Wander Girl, Bob the Great Dane, Wander Lust, We Live in Treehouses, Wander Lust, Urban Forager, Wander Lust, and Frida, Wander Girl

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New Contrast 167

In the issue:

Poetry

  • Peter Small, The Hand, What Came First
  • Adam Small, In Memoriam Of The Dead Also The Unknown Dead
  • Marcelle Olivier, Campsite Poem
  • Kerry Hammerton, Days Like These, I Am Ignorant Of This Geography and The Taste Of Rain
  • Lise Day, Education
  • Martha Evans, No Widow, Lullaby and Kasouga
  • Cezanne Jardine, Ek Is A Vreemdeling, My Kerk
  • Jeanne de Plessis, Hello Kitty
  • Elmé Vivier, Measure, Throwing lavender
  • Gail Dendy, Rizo de Algo, The Edge Of The World
  • Diana Bloem, Sixteen Bath Towels
  • James Sulter, Not The Same At All
  • Heidi Henning, Mind map
  • Alessio Zanelli, The Clockmaster
  • Susan Woodward, Ship Of The Desert, Truth
  • Ian Smith, The Man Who Wasn't There, The Sorrow Of Living In Time

Prose

  • Kobus Moolman, Like Father, Like Son
  • Albert Buhr, The Octopus
  • Brad Harris, Taxi
  • Thabiso Christopher, The Way Across The Ocean
  • Geoff Haresnape, Two Eastern Cape Voices

Artwork

  • Jeannette Unite, Paradox of Plenty: Harbour Crane Hoist, Paradox of Plenty: Post-Industrial-Sublime Landscape and Paradox of Plenty: West Coast Diamond Mine Geological Feature
  • Frank Lunar, Illustration for Taxi I and Illustration for Taxi I

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New Contrast 166

In the issue:

Poetry

  • Carol Leff, Angelus
  • Stephen Symons, On Reading A War Poem Before Sunrise
  • Joan Hambidge, Doubling The Point, Bedizen
  • Willie James King, To Be The Difference
  • Dewald Steyn, Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803 — 1849)
  • Isobel Dixon, No More Tangles
  • Juantia Louw, Sonneblom, Naweek
  • Chris Mann, Doubting Thomas, Triptych, Thom Shower
  • Sarah Frost, Bearing Down on the Moon
  • Andrew Pringle, Two Poetry Cycles

Prose

  • Denise Clur, The Battle of Jamestown
  • Karel Kopbeen, Almost a Sweet thing
  • Lucretia E Pretorius, Singing Lesson
  • Beyers de Vos, The Rebellion of Clementine Carter
  • Consuelo Roland, A Modicum of Kindness
  • Sebastian Temlett, Belong
  • Michael King, Review of Books

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New Contrast 165

In the issue:

Poetry

  • Tom O'Reilly, After Love
  • Brendon Bosworth, Never Buy Fakes
  • Frank Dullaghan, My Mother Walking
  • Hugh Hodge, After Osip Mandelshtam
  • Monde Nkasawe, Journey of the Heart
  • Saaleha Bamjee, My Father's Tumour
  • Sihle Ntuli, Sunday
  • Douglas Reid Skinner, CASE REPORT WGS/44, Morning Clinic
  • Kobus Moolman, December Road Journal
  • Elisa Galgut, The Violin Teacher's House
  • Damian Garside, 101 and Selfsame
  • Andries Wessels, Drie Familie-Sonnette
  • Danya Ristic, The Source of Love is the Lover
  • Alessio Zanelli, Mare Nostrum
  • Franz Dullaart, Voorspel
  • Johann Potgieter, Thoughts After an Exam
  • Carla Chait, Something
  • James Sulter, Tourism
  • Gail Dendy, Car Accident
  • Susan Woodward, Exquisite, Go to Truitjieskraal
  • Jeanne du Plessis, Solace, Knowing
  • Jessica Goldstone, Wrapped In The Same Skin
  • Heidi Henning, Human Remains
  • Cezanne Jardine, Guilt, Wens Jy Kon My Sien, A Self-portrait

Prose

  • Michael Cope, Obituary: Charles De Villiers
  • Thomas Rhoyd, Peach Blossoms
  • Mark Robertson, The Writer's Wife
  • Jacqueline Dowling, In a Flash
  • Clayton Truscott, Instruments of War

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New Contrast 164

In the issue:

Poetry

  • Fiona Zerbst, The Bay, Presentiments, Driving through the Karoo, The Libyan Emigrant, The Black Sea and Normal
  • Andrew Pringle, Three Stages of Man and Anti-Poaching Patrol
  • Carol Leff, we were
  • Cathal Lagan, Bass Note, Jasmine Blossoms and Ordinary Ghosts
  • Chas Lotter, Saying Goodbye
  • Gail Dendy, Informant
  • Ian Smith, Fatigued
  • Heidi Henning, Retreat
  • Kirby Mania, How to Write a City Poem
  • Liam Kruger, Bay Wolf
  • Quentin Hogge, Conversations with John Charles Mcconnachie
  • Ruben Mowszowski, Necropolios
  • Sandra Hill, When you leave
  • Alessio Zanelli, Twone
  • Danya Ristic, Pay Attention
  • Stephen Symons, Last Days and Rainsong
  • Jim Pascual Agustin, Night Driving in the Fog

Prose

  • Nigel Fogg, The Passing
  • Liesl Jobson, The Parable and The Art of Napery
  • Nadia Kamies, Rendezvous
  • Kharys Laue, Genocide
  • Julian Jackson, The New Customers
  • Caitlin Tredoux, Moving
  • Christo Snyman, The Life and Times of Joseph K
  • Henali Huit, Here Jesus and ek is klein

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New Contrast 163

In the issue:

Poetry

  • Carla Chait, Not nearly home
  • Cassie Robinson, An insidiuous pastime
  • Christine Coates, Old year and These are early memories
  • Diliza Madikiza, Warfare musings
  • Esther Van Der Vyver, For my brother at last
  • Joel Krige, For Uys
  • Martha Evans, High Noon
  • John Simon, At The Nursing Home
  • Kelwyn Sole, Content Withheld, Domestic, and Variation On Dawn
  • Thabo Jijana, Outside Inside
  • Kerry Hammerton, Silhouette and Small Regrets
  • Sebastian Temlett, At Home In Mowbray and Untitled
  • Frank Dullaghan, Clocks and Yellow Morning
  • Nick Mulgrew, Ernest
  • Sreddy Yen, Howl (II)
  • Paula Fourie, God se rioolstelsel and jy vra oor jou geboorte
  • Hugh Munro, One of the lucky ones
  • Gus Ferguson, Less is more

Prose

  • Alan Galante, A visit to Grandma
  • Christopher Mann, Embarrassment, confusion and mistakes
  • Jacqueline Dowling, How much is enough
  • Michelle Sacks, Kingdom
  • Simon Holloway, The Orchid House
  • Stephen Gray, Dark Hours
  • Jeanette Malherbe, The Importance of Keys
  • Lucretia Pretorius, Deliverance
  • Rutendo Choto, A Good Way To Go Mad

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New Contrast 162

In the issue:

Poetry

  • Mark Swift, End Games and Dead men walking
  • Gail Dendy, Liking Words and The Deserted Beach
  • Brian Walter, Home, after the Transkei Run and Head Noise
  • Genna Gardini, The Pot
  • Jana van Niekerk, The night feeder
  • Lance Herman, The Sailor
  • Lara Kirsten, Ek wil weer voel hoe dit voel om inkantasies de wind in te sing
  • Laura Madeline Wiseman, Encounter of the Third Kind and Eye for an Eye
  • Lise Day, Breakfast
  • Carol Leff, Guano
  • Naomi Nkealah, The cry of the barren woman
  • Moira Lovell, Vegetarian Luncheon
  • Peggy Aylsworth, Contrasts and Connections
  • Robert Commin, The Morning after the Night you left
  • Rishan Singh, Butterflies all around me
  • Rosemund Handler, That's that
  • Sandra Hill, Going nowhere and Life's long fingers
  • Sarah Frost, While flossing Joseph's teeth
  • Silke Heiss, What is it?
  • Wilna Panagos, sand reckoning
  • Wessel Stoltz, wederkoms
  • Alessio Zanelli, Iceblink and The Heron
  • Saaleha Bamjee, Our house is not child-friendly
  • Heidi Henning, Mirage

Essay

  • Geoffrey Haresnape, Images Of Time And Death In Mark Swift

Prose

  • David Basckin, Somewhere in the desert
  • Rosa Frances Lyster, How the Angell sisters went shopping
  • Stuart Coutts, A Solitary Fox
  • Tom Rhoyd, Karoo Girl
  • Tony Voss, Train

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New Contrast 161

In the issue:

Poetry

  • C.J. (Jonty) Driver, Before

Prose

  • Denis Hirson, Hunger like sand on the tongue
  • Justin Fox, With My Crossbow I Shot the Albotross
  • Azila Talit Reisenberger, Two Poets and 1.1 Poem
  • Neil Rusch, Interview With Don Maclennan

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New Contrast 160

In the issue:

Poetry

  • Nigel Fogg, William Sebothoma
  • Aisling Heath, Your heart just stopped
  • Ben Schermbrucker, Starlight
  • Stephen Randall, 180 Degrees
  • Chris Mann, Nocturne and Vespers
  • Stephen Gray, Arrival Time
  • Tony Voss, Swimming the Horses
  • Thandi Sliepen, Thandi Sliepen
  • Helena Reid, When you grow old
  • Kerry Hammerton, I try to be and Postcards from love
  • Lance Nizami, Words
  • Amy Walter, Slowly Through East Africa
  • Wilna Panagos, vagrant vagaries
  • Troydon Wainwright, Light Speed
  • Harry Owen, Eyona indala
  • Heidi Henning, The Broken Doll
  • Marike Beyers, you want everything
  • Simon Hendrie, Rockey Street art class

Prose

  • Peter Wilhelm, The Last Day of the Vampire
  • Khadija Margardie, The Disgrace of Bra'P
  • Paul Willimas, Promise Me This
  • Rutendo Dione Chota, She lost her life waiting for the bus
  • Etienne Marais, Die Vlieg

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