HOLAA! brings you: The Season of Love

HERE GOES AFRO-QUEER NATION! The time has come (once again) when we are asking you to pick up your pens, pencils, paintbrushes and PCs and get inspired to create for us! Valentines month is drawing ever so near (like the glacier that collided with the Titanic for all those single folks out there) and while […]
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Things I like about her

by Lara Gemini Poet She is a fireproof vest that Lucifer has gone to therapy for She burnt his hands when he tried to touch her, I could have told him she hates being spanked but that dude just doesn’t listen and these are the things I like about her… Her mind is almost paranormal […]
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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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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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A Queer Celebration of Women on Faya

[slideshow] This was a once in a blue moon event that featured poets, DJs, live music, photography, film and fashion! Organised by Pandora’s Box and the TNT Factory in Cape Town the night saw beautiful queer women come out and play for this special event that was termed a night for ‘handsome bois and pretty […]
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