Sarah Mkhonza

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Dr. Sarah Mkhonza is a writer activist from Swaziland. She has a Ph.D from Michigan State University. She has written young adult novels, short stories and poetry both in siSwati and English. She is a multi genre writer and researcher who has presented on platforms around the world. She has a PH.D from Michigan State
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  • ''When you see a dark corner, flash a light to someone. They will catch it and shine it back. The world will be brighter and better after you leave.''
    Thanks to my teachers and the work they did in me. Mrs. Mdwara, Gordon Thomas, Obita Skhosana, Malachi Makhubela 'The Old Timer', and others.
  • ''The power of a loud sneeze is not in who did the sneezing but, but how far it is heard.''
    Reach out and change the world. Write and not talk because that will be read everywhere. Viva Poets and Writers!
  • ''Develop webbed feet because you can walk on land and water.''
    In honor of the ducks and what they teach us.
  • ''Do not sing into someone's ear. Whisper or they will push you away.''
    Being humane
  • ''Power-steering your life. You are the driver. Fuel it with words of power and not make your circumstances drain you. In you is a power force.''
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  • Fikile Sibandze (8/2/2016 10:32:00 PM)

    Sarah's poems are real, simply put... raw & real. Her Swazi upbringing primed her to see rawness which she finds in aspects of U.S. adult living that American folks pass up, day after day, even when seeing the same physical realities as Sarah see's... Sarah really sees.

  • Sarah Mkhonza (7/26/2016 4:25:00 PM)

    In you are generations that held each other. Reach out to the next person. That is also another line of generations that reached out and touched the world. We are all one, though many. Want and touch the love we all are.

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Best Poem of Sarah Mkhonza

The Time I Never Lived

It was raining blows.
It was mincing words.
It was bouncing on me.
It was grinding me.
It was bashing me.
It was painting me.
The whip of her words
Turning me this way and that,
Pushing me away always.

Now I am gone to the place.
I squat there like a life.
I speak in mumbles.
The darkness answers me.
Yes keep breathing
You will be free,
For you were born free
To jump and laugh loud
And tell the stories of people
Whose minds were messed up
Like yours, scrambled up
And poured on the frying pan of time.

Tomorrow comes to ...

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