Biography of Nangamso Ndikandika
My Name is Nangamso (Ntshantsha) Ndikandika.I am the 1st born child of 2.I was born eCala its very small village in the old Transkei, Eastern Cape.I discoverd my passion for poetry in high school.I attended Good Hope Seminary Girls High (Cape Town) .My Literature teacher motivated and allowed me to express and explore poetry.
Nangamso Ndikandika Poems
Big Black Women
I am a big black woman Crazy about life and all living I’m loving and giving where possible I was born on a beautiful Tuesday morning
I Am The Child Of The Soil
I am a child of the soil So highly privileged and wealthy Of life experience and knowledge Wealth is described as money
The Body Of A Woman
The body of a woman This is a beautiful sculpture perfected by God Within it there many engines
Ewe Lo Sisi Ngu Mama Wam
Sometimes I think I’m laughing at her Only to find out I’m actually laughing with her and at myself The sounds that vibrate as we express our joys In laughter and melody
Sorry I Missed Your Funeral.
Will you ever forgive, me for missing your funeral? You might have seen the pain I felt when I heard you passed Every time I see your picture My heart just pours out
Ecala Icala Ngamacala
Cala ndawo ndini Wena uyidolophu kwabakwaziyo Kubatyeleli uyilali engenamtsalane Kodwa kum uyintyatyambo
Women take your place For you are the necks of heads The sea of fishes And, the rays of the sun
God If not now, then when The promises of a better life The promises you made of prosperity Who gets to be happy and does not?
I refuse to be a Slave I refuse to be petrified and destroyed By the shades of darkness They find me at my weakest moments
A Letter To All South Africans
Dear South African I write this letter with a sad and broken heart I tried to find answers from God Guess you are the one who have them
Lento ingumama Ingaba lento ingu mama yintoni na?
Ingaba lento ingu mama yintoni na?
Inimba iyasika ndomva ekhala
Emehlweni am usengu ntondo
Xa amapolisa ezomfuna