Month: January 2014

Paper and Ink, Series

Paper and Ink: Femme Aimee (11)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: You would think that after dating someone for a month, 6 months, a year, two years, you would get used to the distance. It's illogical to expect to spend every minute of every day with someone even if you did live together. But our minds don't always act in a predetermined way. So each time he […]

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Inspirational, Tale Africa

I have run out of dreams

By Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda: While chatting with a man I consider to be an inspirational force on this earth, an interesting statement came up; – “I have run out of dreams”. Come on now, what on earth is that about?! As it turns out, it is from a song, in which the writer articulates the idea of giving in to […]

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Paper and Ink, Series

Paper and Ink: Femme Aimee (10)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: The thing with our fights is that they are like tennis matches. The ball passes back and forth and the only scores are where we hurt each other. The longer it lasts, the more competitive it gets with more hurtful tries, and most times there isn't a winner. In fairytales, the people who love each other […]

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Reflections

2013 – An Eye-Witness Account

By Timothy Bamwita, Uganda: Methinks old friends, after reading this, should anyone feel hard done by, it is noteworthy that the writer suffered a series of misfortunes, financial distress, was dumped in 2013 just as he thought of drawing a dagger on the relationship (on second thought, it was to his very obvious relief), still suffers pain from a cracked […]

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Sloppy Wet Kiss: The Altar (6)

By Tashinga Wazara, Zimbabwe: Tinashe walked into the reception room with Peter, sharing a joke as they came in. Their chuckles were suddenly halted by the silence that was in the room. The music was still playing but everyone was just looking at Linda sitting at her table, crying, with Pamela standing next to her, looking as if she had […]

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Paper and Ink, Series

Paper and Ink: Femme Aimee (9)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: Waiting for the phone to ring is like putting nails in my own coffin. Actually it might be worse 'cause with the nails, I still have control about the when and how. Sitting around doing nothing isn't like me. I would much rather be out in the thick of the action than in the shadows waiting […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

She Will Know

By Kgomotso J Kgopa, South Africa: With a broken birth, childhood and potentially breaking youth I will accept her and colour her world vividly With crayons as I animate alphabetical notations that proclaim hope and healing From my heart to hers With a broken heart, spirit and potentially breaking trust I will embrace her and delicately gather those thousand pieces Of […]

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Wrapped up horns

By Takaedza Madzikanda, Zimbabwe: As a certain saying goes You cannot conceal a horned beast For the horns at least will always reveal uncertain but existent danger A certain fire exists at the core of my soul that I endeavour not to show But with each moment of neglect it seems to grow Who knows of this ironic negative nurture […]

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Sloppy Wet Kiss: The Altar (5)

By Tashinga Wazara, Zimbabwe: As I sat outside contemplating my next move, I felt overwhelmed. I felt a heaviness that I had never felt before. The more I thought about my situation, the heavier this weight became. My mind was haunted by a voice that kept repeating the words, 'You're a disgrace! You're having twins with your sister's husband. There's […]

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