Two Pieces From My Life

by Judah Mhlaba

My Life #1

From the artist:

I was inspired by the lady sitting at a popular drum session venue. It was her first time going there. It's a place where you are at peace with yourself and have time to enjoy the beauty of percussions. I only imagine the thoughts and feelings people have when they first hear live drum beats. ‎It's colourful thoughts.

My Life #2

From the artist:

I just liked how it looked. It's a deserted garage which was converted into a bedroom. Bright and half coloured on the outside, empty but full of opportunity inside. We're all not perfect but have room to grow and be beautiful.

Judah Mhlaba, 26 years old, was born in Nelspruit Mpumalanga, South Africa. He writes poetry and short stories and is studying photography. Judah says: “I live for art, be it written, touched, seen or heard.”

Since 2010, Judah has been a member of Afro-Alphabets, a poetry group founded by the Arts and Culture Department at the University of Johannesburg. He has performed a stage presentation based on the anthology Footprints Of The Heart, a compilation of work by the group. His has also performed at the Grahamstown Art Festival and Poetry Africa, 2011.


Cynthia Low, May 17, 2014