Glomag June2021: Introducing Anwar Davids- Debut Collaboration- PERISAI

Photo Credit © Anwar Davids

Perisai – Land of Armour



Tales of Navonod – Since the fall of our ancient motherland Nwotepac, I Navanod

have dedicated my gifted existence to the fortification and protection of our

embattled nation, who for untold millennia have had to defend our lives our borders

our history our legacy from countless scarlet invasions intended to delete us yet we

are still here – It has not been easy but my rumoured status as eternal defender has

galvanised my candour, my openhartigheid! From the Cave of Echoes to the Field of

Dungeons and the Hand of Shadows, I have done all I could to ensure the survival of

my people – This fortified vilified targeted resilient brave stoic proud strong nation!


Field of Dungeons – If you hear harrowing cries of woe in the thick of night or

screeching pleas to be set free, do not be fooled by these wretched invaders now

our eternal damned captives for daring to wipe us out. Never again will we sit idly

allowing our enemies to delete us! They, who now daily feel the searing pain of what

they have done will never again feel the glow of a thousand suns or hear the rush of

raging waterfalls crashing down the highest of cliffs nor the rush of healing winds…


The Observers – This land these citizens this nation will never again be caught off-

guard! The Elders, now our eyes of observation are our sentinels elected – They

who have transcended to a higher dimension sounding the alarm even now as new

usurpers still attempt to annihilate us taunt us colonise even attempting to turn us

into ash whilst hoping to invade our memories and proud intricate histories…


Mouth of Skeh – If by any chance any enemy dares to to enter the mouth of Skeh

The well hidden Tameletjie will ensure a swift end to a doomed fiend foolish enough

to underestimate our sworn oath to protect our own! Its power of thought alone is

enough to make intruders jump into the lake of tokkelossies where the screams of

their victims will forever haunt their ears and decaying minds whilst the Hand of

Shadows will reach deep into their toxic essence reminding them of the

Unimaginable pain they have caused in the name of ill-fated wars!

The Scimitar – We are the elected founding pioneers of nations brought together by

the shared fall-out of countless atomic wars – Our mortality guarded by our unity to

protect all from the dregs of senseless atrocities evil thoughts lies and anarchy – It is

our destiny to ensure liberty and fragility.

After all, we are all Perisai…

© Don Beukes




 Who is Anwar Davids?

Anwar Davids

Anwar Davids

Artist Biography:


Anwar Davids is an Illustrator from Cape Town, South Africa.

Since an early age he always found art interesting and felt the need to express himself. His fascinations with graffiti on walls lead him to studying Graphic Design at Cape College where he was influenced by Cubism, Surrealism and Pop Art.

His style of work is merely experimental which allows him to challenge himself to be more creative. Past experiences and current affairs has a major influence in most of his current illustrations.

Every day he is inspired to create artworks that express his passion.

Anwar has been part of many group exhibitions alongside talented and very inspirational artist both in South Africa and abroad. He has done Mural work in UAE and Denmark as well as in his home town.



The First Illustration is titled Perisai:


– Perisai means Armor/shield/protection in Malay.

– The illustration is based on protecting one from evil thoughts, hatred, oppression and any ills of this world. Some characters in the piece have a protective armor to shield them from negativity, falsehood and lies. There is also a sense of hope, freedom, truth and honesty.


The illustration is based on protecting one from evil thoughts, hatred, oppression and any ills of this world. Some characters in the piece have a protective armor to shield them from negativity, falsehood and lies. There is also a sense of hope, freedom, truth and honesty.

– The illustration is based on protecting one from evil thoughts, hatred, oppression and any ills of this world.



 Who is Don Beukes?

Don Beukes is a South African, British and EU writer. He has written Ekphrastic Poetry since 2015 collaborating with artists internationally. He is the author of ‘The Salamander Chronicles’, ‘Icarus Rising-Volume 1’ (ABP), an ekphrastic collection and ‘Sic Transit Gloria Mundi’ (Concrete Mist Press). He taught English and Geography in both South Africa and the UK. His poetry has been anthologized in numerous collections and translated into Afrikaans, Persian, French, Kreole (Mauritius) and Albanian. He was nominated by Roxana Nastase, editor of Scarlet Leaf Review for the ‘Best of the Net’ in 2017 as well as the Pushcart Poetry Prize (USA) in 2016. He was published in his first SA Anthology ‘In Pursuit of Poetic Perfection’ in 2018 (Libbo Publishers) and his second ‘Cape Sounds’ in 2019 (Gavin Joachims Publishing Cape Town). He is also an amateur photographer and his debut Photographic publication appeared in Spirit Fire Review in June 2019.




Don Beukes es un escritor sudafricano y británico. Es el autor de ‘The Salamander Chronicles’ (CTU) y ‘Icarus Rising-Volume 1’ (ABP), una colección de ekphrastic. Él enseñó inglés y geografía en Sudáfrica y el Reino Unido. Su poesía ha sido antologizada en numerosas colecciones y traducida al persa, francés y albanés. Fue nominado por Roxana Nastase, editora de Scarlet Leaf Review por “Best of the Net” en 2017, así como por el Premio Pushcart Poetry en 2016. Fue publicado en su primera Antología de SA “En busca de la perfección poética” en 2018 ( Editores Libbo) y su segundo ‘suena de cabo’ en 2019 (Gavin Joachims Publishing). También es un fotógrafo aficionado y su publicación fotográfica debut apareció en Spirit Fire Review en junio de 2019.


© Don Beukes


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