Short Stories, Tale Africa

Smiling in the Drought

    By Katiso Thatho, Lesotho By all appearances, things were bleak in the savanna. The grass had become dry and brittle while the ground hardened to the point where it had begun to crack as it gave way to the smoldering heat of the overhead sun. It was only a matter of days before the rainy season got under […]

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Migrant Integration Lab: The most Important Challenge is in France

  By Nadia Henni-Moulaï Migrant Integration Lab is a global European device dedicated to the sustainable integration of migrants and ethnic minorities. Laura Petrache, one of the organizers, answered our questions. Q: Could you explain to us what Migrant Integration Lab is? A: The migrant crisis has been one of the most prominent issues faced by European Union. We think […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

The Colour of Nothingness

  By Christi Warner, Namibia I have not contemplated an agenda No suicidal mission Neither is this a declaration of guilt No need to hurry your worry My thoughts are a rainstorm There’s a chance of a flood I have to get it out So my brain cells won’t drown Feed it to my loyal pen Ask it to paint […]

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  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Thanks to social media, Lethabo contacted me. She isn’t the Facebook, Twitter, instagram type but she created an account on Facebook and searched for me. That’s the platform where you are guaranteed to find me in. I got an inbox from a strange name. At first I ignored it, she then commented on a […]

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  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Soccer is one of my side pleasures. It is my way of getting out of the world, the world of writing. The soccer tournament in Dundee was a great distraction. I enjoyed every bit of it. I spent another month in Dundee doing news before I went back to Durban to finalise the editing […]

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  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa There is another person you need to meet in my life. That is Zethu, my little sister. She is such a happy teenager. At sixteen she has a free spirit only found in matured adults. I would like to take credit for teaching her well but I think the teachings just found a good […]

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  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa The following two weeks were bliss. We painted Durban red with our love and enjoyed every moment of it. It was merely a day after the chillas when Lethabo invited me to her flat for a sleepover. What better way to know that she enjoyed her first experience? I knew I had to up […]

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  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Realising that I am romantically interested in the same sex wasn’t an issue for me. But I’d say coming out was a bit of a challenge. Firstly; because I didn’t know that it was something I needed to declare to the world. And secondly; because I didn’t know I could be anything else other […]

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By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa The following weekend was presentation weekend. My team and I used the week to sharpen the story and we were happy with it. My fellow writer Thomas did the full script while I did the technical stuff – synopsis, treatment etc. Thomas took the responsibility of presenting to the whole group and as expected they […]

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  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa I remember the first day I saw her. We were at a briefing at the local youth centre listening to government employees gloating about their boss’s good deeds. It was a boring meeting. I didn’t even want to go there. But there I was and there she was. The municipality was starting a program […]

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