Vignettes of a South African Township called Mdantsane

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Mdantsane Nights


lulama hurries home
mdantsane enters a war zone
an evening creeping into a shelter
of spoken shadows
a dying night screams somewhere
the last breath snatched without pity
happiness now brims in the slaughter
of the unforgotten.

Poem and Drawing by Amitabh Mitra


  1. good lord, amitabh, that's one of your best. a strangled scream, contained in poetry. and the drawing is more evocative than ever. do i see experimentation/ exploration?

  2. Many thanks Shree
    A regular feature in Mdantsane

  3. Vibrant and brilliant colours, deft strokes and stark simplicity of the canvases strongly remind me of the energy of the mighty Van Gogh. The poetic lines are equally simple and elegant!
    A great reading experience!
    Amitabh Mitra is truly a Renaissance Man!