"To Whom it May Concern" (Sipho Sepamla)

"Bearer… Is a Bantu… Please pass him on… He may roam freely within a prescribed area..."

"Bearer…

Is a Bantu…

Please pass him on…

He may roam freely within a prescribed area..."

South Africa / 1973

Born in Soweto in 1932, Sipho Sepamla was of one South Africa's most prolific poets. This poem, in particular, is a satirical take on the pass books that Black South Africans were forced to carry during apartheid.