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Melikhaya Zagagana

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Biography of Melikhaya Zagagana

Melikhaya Zagagana poet

Melikhaya Zagagana was born a village boy in Nqabara, Willowvale on the 24th of August 1983 in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. In 1987 he went to Nqabara primary for his early education, due to poor conditions of education at the school, in 1989 his mother took him to Butterworth where he studied at Vulindlela Junior secondary in Msobomvu township. He obtained his Matric at Lamplough high school in Butterworth in 2003. After matric his mother as a widow having lost her husband in 1984 could not afford his tertiary education, and she succumbed to pneumonia and passed away in 2005. In 2006 he went to Walter Sisulu University of technology through his former principal at Vulindlela and enrolled in Commercial Practice for a year and dropped-out due to his unaffording nature. subsequently in 2007 he went to Cape Town hoping to change his fortunes where he met his love for writing starting his young vigor for poetry as a pastime influenced by his jarring life journey. He has a son, two sisters and three brothers. He is the second born of seven children. He now lives in Cape Town working on his writing career.

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Run soldier run

Once a soldier always a little boy,
never grow to your full adulthood.

some find a way in the middle of a
chaotic storm and run for their lives.
and some eternally sink in the abyss.

Run soldier run, awake soldier awake.

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