Editors’ Note: September 2021

Two Truths and a Lie By Shameelah Khan and Pumulo Ngoma Heritage“Let’s Grow together South Africa”by Pumulo Ngoma Late last night, I read a post about a human library. At this human library one does n…

CISE Heritage Collection

Poetry by Alun Robert Channel Islands: “Warming up in Guernsey” Ireland: “Off to the Cemetery at Rathcooney”Scotland: “Beware the Wolf” England: “King Oak Reigns in the Wilds of Norfolk”   Warming up …

Your Heritage’s Echo

Poem by Ashley Moyo There are days you will find your lineage in your speechDays they will Dance bare footed on your tongue till the aftertaste of your village weavers your speech I am My surname is &…

Human

Poem by Ayesha Kajee Gymnast extraordinaire Simone Biles, the world’s most decorated gymnast, had the courage to pull out of the first week of the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, citing mental health issue…

Eku Sunguleni — My Face Maps My Heritage

Poem by Nkateko Masinga Mama, look what God made. — J Cole I have my mother’s eyes: Brown.  Abandoned cornfields awaiting rain.  The soil back home.  But it’s that don’t-fall-asl…

A way back to the Crown

Poem by Palesa Motsoeneng Born into an infinite reign of kings With a duty to fill in the shoes All that’s been uttered is Reign, reign, reign! When eyes meet the throne Feet begin to stagger When obs…

Heritage Honours Collection

Poems by Singular Poet The Zulu Reed Dance MZURI, RANGI, UZURISometimes, when you look at her,The way her smooth skin unloosenedthe ooze of warmth’s bosomHer glowing eyes brimmed with pride Alon…

Imbeleko

Poem by Unathi Nopece My mother is vague about my welcoming ceremony. But I don’t press her further. I have learned to put the pieces together – a result of being the last born child. Plus, Google nev…

Odd Interview: Neo Cholo

By Angelo de Klerk TW: mention of rape I interviewed Neo Cholo, a 16-year-old award winning author, who has also founded two youth organisations that tackle social issues.  Angelo: Neo, you’re an auth…

KUTSVAGA

Group Exhibition by Lionel Mbayiwa, Taurai Muzambi, Tendai Nhavira Art Profile by Odd Magazine The subject of searching in a new country is explored by three Zimbabwean artists in their group exhibiti…

Mixtape: Heritage Honours

By Nkhondo I find myself associating music and South African heritage with nostalgia. This playlist is a reflection of the songs my parents played during road trips and parties, or just what was commo…

An Odd Journey: Heritage

A Short Story Series By Amir Bagheri Part VI Heritage Reza I was never the superstitious type. I never entertained “illogical” and “baseless” reasoning to explain coincidental events in my life. All o…

Photographic Series

by Nidaa Husain When my feet touched the ground on which my ancestors trod, worn sandals and worked feet,Roots like mango trees on the dry land of my great grandparents stretched through my soles, loo…

Nature Crackers

By Raju Das This picture was taken on the beach in the Bay of Bengal at East Medinipur, West Bengal, India. When I arrived there with my friends, I saw these two children playing. Seeing the two child…

In Passing…

An Exhibition Review by Shameelah Khan and Aasif Bulbulia A few months ago, artists Cheriese Dilrajh and Hemali Khoosal invited Aasif Bulbulia to participate in a research project about the experience…

Childs Sorrow

Artwork by Arabang Raditapole Painted onto a 102cm by 102cm gallery wrapped canvas.  My painting is of a girl from Ethiopia, Suri tribe. Her ear lobes are stretched out where ear plates would go. Some…

Artwork by Awonke

by Awonke Kwinana I practice with ballpoint pen, string art, paint, and digital art. My orthodox approach to the September “Heritage” theme doesn’t focus on our ethnic groups but on what ties us…