Month: March 2014

Poetry, Tale Africa

All dreams are well…

By Percy Matlala, South Africa: I used to go up to the roof every night To talk to my dead 'run away' father Hoping to free the anger Free the questions, or possibly ask more Free the memories that have no tomorrow Memories that take me back, and never come back Hoping to free him Sometimes up there, the wind […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

*Sowetan girl breaks my heart*

By Kgomotso J Kgopa, South Africa: In the beginning This is me, now reminiscing It was me and her – Pearl Our hearts dark, void and without form – like Genesis' Earth Life had just pulled one of its mysteries on us Life, Love and Time had been kind to us, thus no fuss   As I turned to gaze at […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

As Bad a Day as This

By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbabwe: “You never hear the shot that takes you down”. These words are not famous, but they resound for me in a way that popular platitudes and hackneyed phrases never can. They represent a truth that I have known since I was a teenager and one that I have lived by for almost two decades. Simply put, […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

Childhood memories, then and now…

By Hilda Gloria Ndiwabeene, Uganda:   I was young, I was free, I was happy Homesteads had no electric gated fences I knew someone in every home close to ours I called all the elders aunties and uncles They referred to me as daughter I felt loved   I walked and played miles away from home I was safe and not […]

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AfriWork, English Tutor

Adverbs

By English Tutor, Africa: Adverbs are used to introduce a statement that contrasts with or seems to contradict something that has been said previously: Examples of adverbs: However, nevertheless, nonetheless, still, yet, even though, although, though, despite, in spite of, notwithstanding etc… There are quite a few of them and it can be up to you which adverb you choose […]

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Reflections

Now is the time for acid acquisition legislation

By James Lutaaya Esq, Uganda: On Friday 28th February 2014, while Uganda was still abuzz with the excitement brought about by the newly signed anti-Homosexuality and anti-Pornography laws, a young girl, at the prime of her life, lost the battle for life after a five month battle with acid injuries inflicted on her by an embittered ex-boyfriend, Andrew Francis Obirai. […]

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