Vignettes of a South African Township called Mdantsane
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
nobody knew who stabbed him at his back he came to the hospital with a knife protruding the mdantsane sky was lashed in two its anger held the knife while it rained outside puddles grew in shame as usual.
Amitabh Mitra is a Medical Doctor in a busy hospital in East London, South Africa.
A widely published poet in the web and print, Amitabh has been hailed as one of the most popular South African poet writing in English today by the Skyline Literary Review, New York.
His unique style of fusing words into almost lyrical dream like images, exploring muted corners of life taken over a suddenrushhourtime, Amitabh brings forth poetry that seems to peep from behind veils and shadows, waylaid in a mind state in Johannesburg and New York, all merging in an unforgettable ecstatic experience.
He has exhibited his poetry art and his art has been used extensively in book and journal covers. Amitabh believes in fusing poetry, visual arts and medicine, its role in recognizing as treatment and thinking beyond the conventional laid down rules towards ultimate healing.