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Nyaradzo Masunda in Southword Journal

Nyaradzo Masunda was born in Gutu district of Zimbabwe in 1972, the youngest of three children. Her father was a school teacher turned politician. Her mother was also a school teacher who gave up her job to join her husband after he was politically banned from teaching. Her father died when she was five months old. She was brought up by her mother who herself aspired to be a writer. Nyaradzo went on to study Accountancy however she kept her love for poetry. Nyaradzo came to Ireland to join her husband working in Cork. Her poetry was recently published in the anthology Landing Places by immigrant poets in Ireland and in The Stony Thursday Book. She has read her poetry on RTE Arena Programme, Cork’s Sound Eye Poetry Festival and at Irish Aid Africa Day Celebration.


 

 

 

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The only place Grandmother could be contained

She now definitely thinks inside a box

For she never thought inside a box

Of tea

A bag of sugar

Or a bottle of milk

Grandmother thought outside all boxes, bags and bottles

 

I used to detect the odour of peanut butter in my tea

Thought it was my wayward thinking

Before I knew peanut butter could be milk

To think that

They have black tea

Because they have no milk

They might as well have no tea while the bush grows

 

 

 

©2012 Nyaradzo Masunda

 

 

 

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