Contents and Contributions

Contents: Comment: AW Oliphant, Stories: Going to See Mr. BV, Shimmer Chinodya; Nhamiwa's Magic Stick, Maria Munsaka; The Jungle Peacemaker, Blessing Museki; The Story of how the Tortoise Shell Became Patterned, Lackson Chibanga; The Return of the dead One Suleimen Cassamo; Behind God's Back, Sandra Braude; In to the Death Zone, Lesego Rampolokeng; A Bundle of Joy, Lance Nawa; The Russian Princess, Mia Couto; The Pythons are Dying, Ruben Mowszowski The Turtle Egg, Louis Sterling; Christmas at Central Park West, Mbulelo Mzamane; Dog Training, Steve Jacobs;  A man Called JB, Dede Kamkondo; Don't Dehorn Rhinos, Rade Apani; Dairy of a Student Teacher, Isaac Zita; Rosa and the Pots, Cynthia Callard; The Scar, Taurai Hlekisane. Essays: The Role of the writer in a Time of Transition, Kelwyn Sole; David Goldblatt and the Iconography of Apartheid, David Wise.  Poetry: Pumpkin Hour, Lilian Masitera; Two Poems, Dambudzo Marachera; Two Poems, Essop Pate; Night in Town, Amon Olisi; Mella Bella, Mafika Pascal Gwala; Shot by Camera, Steve Brimelow; Two Poems, Noemia De Sousa; Playground of Echoes, Najmunisa Gaffoor; Two Poems, Reinaldo Ferreira; Three Poems, Fikile Magadlela; Landmarks, Kelwyn Sole; The Man, Seitlamo Motsapi; Movement, Mafika Pascal Gwala; Dog Thoughts, Nhamo Mhiripiri; Okombahe, Elizabeth Khaxas; Three Poems, Stephen Gray; Two Poems, Morakabe Seakhoa; Die Geskakel, Mafika Pascal Gwala; Four Poems, Gloria De Sant'Anna; Two Poems, Dorian Haarhof; Two Poems, Sipho Sepamla; Five Poems, Jose Craveirinha; Four Indian Ocean Poets; Brentpark, Antjie Krog; Life in Limbo, Maritso Makhunga; Lucifer on War Bryan Sanzilla; Four Poems, Luis Carlos Patraquim; This Long Road We Must Travel, Jenny Robson; Two Poems Rui Knopfli; Two Poems, Sergio Viera; Two Poems, Hergen Junge; Transactions, Keith Gottschalk; Two Poems, Marius Schoon; Arrival, Jackie Botha; Two Poems, Mandla Mathebula; Towards a Declaration of Poets' Rights, Chris Mann. Art: Resting Fist: a series of Lithographs, Paola Beck. Photographs: Faces of Hluphekani, Ralph Grunder; New Photographs from the Market Photography Workshop. STAFFRIDER EDITORIAL COLLECTIVE General Editor: Andries Walter Oliphant REGIONAL EDITORS AND DISTRIBUTORS Transvaal: Lance Nawa, Raks Seakhoa, Sandra Braude Natal: Ari Sitas, Pearl Jean Gorrie, Jabu Mkhize Western Cape: Hein Willemse, Mario Pissarra, Donald Parenzee, Anette Horn, Free State: Cingani Phaku, Patrick Nyezi, Grant Tsimatsima, Eastern Cape: Susie Mabie, Michael Barry EDITORIAL ADVISORS: Njabulo Ndebele, Nadine Gordimer, Mongane Serote, Kelwyn Sole, Paul Weinberg, Gary Rathbone, Achmat Dangor, Christopher van Wyk, Gcina Mhlophe, David Koloane, Nise Malange, Luli Callinicos. Design and Illustration: Andrew Lord Marketing and Distribution: Amien Samsoodien, Subscriptions: John Duarte Proofreader: Sandra Braude Staffrider is published by the Congress of South African Writers, P.O. Box 421007, Fordsburg 2033. Copyright is held by the individual contributors of all material, including the visual, photographic and graphic material published in the magazine. Anyone wishing to reproduce material from the magazine should approach the individual contributors c/o the publishers. Contributions and correspondence should be sent to The Editorial Collective, Staffrider P.O. Box 421007, Fordsburg, 2033. All contributions should be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope and a short two-line biography. Printed by Creda Press Repro by Graphco Front cover: Palatsina Hungwani Resting Fist: A Series of Lithographs Paola Beck Photographs B f l Faces of Hluphekani Ralph Griinder New Photographs from the Market Photography Works