Sarah Mkhonza (née Thembile Du Pont) born Siphofaneni, Swaziland May 7, 1957. Swazi journalist, novelist, poet. Exiled, 2003. Received Oxford PEN Award, 2005.
We say peace be unto Aleppo
For what else is there to do
Than pray to the powers of our
World to stop fueling this fight
That has never stopped. . .
(“Peace Be Unto Aleppo”; photo Stanford Explore Courses)