Mdantsane is a unique, vibrating, eclectic, African place. Follow us on a pilgrimage to Mdantsane to discover the street culture, fashion, food, people, music, homes, taverns, humor, businesses, history and what's hot in the second biggest township in South-Africa, located close to the city of East London in the Province of the Eastern Cape. Join us on this journey while we capture the spirit of this amazing place for you in the here and in the now. We are going to introduce you to many individuals, artists, musicians, groups and associations.
They are the HEROES OF DAILY LIFE. They are the people who create, innovate and improve their life and their stories deserve to be told. This is a place for only good and positive stories of humanity, that will send out a message of courage, endurance and strength to the world through their pictures and words.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Mdantsane, You're My Home

Mdantsane, it seems to me you have a woman's name
so soft and fine,
and I talk to you sometimes like you are my beloved one
because you're beautiful
and you are mine!

Mdantsane you're my home

After four days of darkest, deep rain
I see you rise and shine all over and over again 
and I know you are truly mine, all mine!

Mdantsane you're my home!

It is hard, real hard to part with you
you're beautiful
and you're mine
and I will leave you only with great pain in my heart

But, Mdantsane you know me so well
I will always, always come back to you
I really can not cheat on you.

And when I do come back to you
I feel again
that you are mine, all mine

Mdantsane, you're my home!

We hope that you enjoy the little poem the editor ( the editor sometimes can get dramatic) has made to express the deep feelings the residents of Mdantsane have for their suburb, their loved one. We feel that the people of Mdantsane have a stronger identification with their suburb than the residents of other suburbs in East London. Maybe this is due to the special history this suburb has. But we do not want to research why this is the case and at the same time it might be a daring, provocative statement to make, that will have others protest and say I love my suburb as much as they do - but we just feel a strong, unconditional  love of the residents everywhere in Mdantsane.

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