Isilumo silumile

By Christie FossilSoul van Zyl pe·ri·od/ˈpi(ə)rēəd/ Noun: A length or portion of time. Adjective:  Belonging to, or characteristic of, a past historical time, esp. in style or design: “period furniture”. Synonym     time – term – epoch – age – era – season – date – cycle pain/pān/ Noun: Physical suffering or discomfort caused by illness or […]
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Sthandwa sami

By Yrsa Daley-Ward In the early hours of this morning it was far too hot for anyone to sleep. You told me I was strange and kissed me sunk your teeth into my soft bottom lip twice. So hard I thought you drew blood. I keep getting the scary feeling that if you look at […]
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HOLAA loves musicians: Meet Sanyu Hunter Nicolas

There is nothing like a cross Atlantic connection. As lovers of music and all things queer and colourful, HOLAA is always looking for something to share that’s wildly original and uncorrupted. Our journey led us to discover Sanyu Hunter Nicolas. An Afro-Queer artist based in New York City, Sanyu is out there making music, making […]
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Unfaded Memories

HOLAAfrica, HOLAA,
  By Lara Gemini Poet I saw your shadow downstairs and it waved good morning as my soul still fails to wave goodbye. It stood there, leaning against the same wall I had you on when we kissed to christen our new home. You said my lips were crusty and made me a cheese sandwich […]
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That ill fated night

By Abimbola This is a remembrance of an ill-fated night; a night of humiliation at the cold hands of law enforcement agents, a night never to be relived, a night of fear and abuse. My girlfriend and I had an argument a week before that night. She had called me up earlier and insisted we […]
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