December 14, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

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Dime Maziba



Exit or Exile?



After their lullaby

of electoral campaign

Liberation songs

will prevail the psalms.


The effigy of the dictator,

Wiping the toilet seats of poor people.


Why politicians do not

Differentiate exit and exile?

Do their spellings matter?




When it’s Arab Spring in Maghreb,

It is western winter in Panama.

Bank, frozen and Santa

becomes bogeyman.

All the toys will be under

The dazzling sun


Thank you dear God,

At least, the homeless in the West

Will find a roof.











Dime Maziba

Originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Dime Maziba is a Pan-Africanist and considers himself a disciple of Marcus Garvey. He is a poet, writer and political activist. He is also a Financial Accounting student from Durban university of technology (Dut) in South Africa where he is currently based. He is taking part in many organizations which strike for youth empowerment and gender equality such as Florence foundation, Negma, Yfec and is a member of Dut poetry society.

Passionate about political and economic issues, several of his articles and poems have been featured in magazines, journals and websites internationally as well as in anthologies such as ”Best New African poets 2016′ (South Africa), ‘Not My President’ (US), ‘A New Home For Africa’ (Nigeria).


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