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Keorapetse Kgositsile

Mandela’s Sermon

Mandela’s Sermon

Mandela’s Sermon

Blessed are the dehumanized
for they have nothing to lose
but their patience

False gods killed the poet in me. Now
I dig graves
with artistic precision
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Mandela’s Sermon

Blessed are the dehumanized
for they have nothing to lose
but their patience

False gods killed the poet in me. Now
I dig graves
with artistic precision

Mandela’s Sermon

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J.E. Jurriaanse
Literature Translation Institute of Korea
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