1946P. AbrahamsMine Boy (1954) 27It is called Moeroga...They grow among nettles. I studied the leaves of wild spinach.
a1968D.C. Themba inE. PatelWorld of Can Themba (1985) 98Macala’s eyes glittered as he saw the Ma-Ndebele women squatting in their timeless patience behind their huge dishes of maize-cobs, dried morogo.
1979VoiceVol.3No.22, 11There is not even naturally growing ‘morogo’ to fall back on. We just have to eat mealie-meal and water.
1988N. Mathiane inFrontline May 23The women can no longer plant ‘morogo’ (spinach) which is their staple diet.
1982Fox & Norwood YoungFood from Veld 38The leaves of several cultivated plants are used as ‘imifino’ or ‘morogo’. The most common of these are: Cajanus cajan..; Cucumis africanus..; Cucurbitae pepo..; Ipomea batatas..; Lablab purpureus subsp. uncinatus..; Manihot esculenta..; Vigna unguiculata...Quinn quoted a Pedi saying, ‘meat is a visitor but morogo is a daily food’.
1986P. PieterseDay of Giants 12He sat on one foot stirring marog, a stew of pig-weed shoots bubbling in the small iron pot.
1988E. MphahleleRenewal Time 170I could not eat some of the things I loved very much: mealie-meal porridge with sour milk or morogo, stamped mealies mixed with butter beans, sour porridge for breakfast and other things.
1994K. Botha inSunday Times 25 Dec. 15I can eat pap and marog with squatters and drink a toast to our new President. I am a citizen of the new South Africa.
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