I could never bring myself to ask
the artist and title
of the cassette tape
that my uncle was killed for
on the streets
of KwaMashu F
The grumble of the music, the corridors, the streets of Durban, the heat, the sweat, the voices, the loss – everything.
Rumblin' by Sihle Ntuli
Sihle Ntuli, born in 1990, is poet and classicist from Durban. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Classical Civilisations and has lectured previously at the University of the Free State. During his tenure, he was awarded the 2019 CTL Innovation Award for Curriculum Design and Delivery. He is the author of Stranger (2015) and has had work published in South Africa and across the African continent. His poetry was shortlisted for the DALRO Poetry Prize in 2017. He currently lives in Durban.