Month: May 2014

Looking Back, Series

Looking Back: The Miracle of Sabbiti

By Nick Twinamatsiko, Uganda: Sunday was considered the Sabbath, and strictly observed as such. There were no Seventh Day Adventists in the village or neighboring villages to try to dissuade us from this belief. But even if they had been there, and had tried, they would have found it impossible to convince anyone. Unlike the English nomenclature for the days […]

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Series, The Recruits

The Recruits: A shocking discovery

By Tafadzwa Razemba, Zimbabwe: Rudo could hear the water hitting the tiled floor of the shower. 'Might as well check my mail, she thought.' Switching on Farai's desktop computer, Rudo proceeded to open the Opera window. Before typing in the email website address, the website Opera immediately opened was a chat room. Rudo had a sudden sinking feeling. She stared […]

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Series, Sloppy Wet Kiss

Sloppy Wet Kiss: One Night in Chipo (7)

By Tashinga Wazara, Zimbabwe: 'When you told me you were going to deal with the Chipo incident I didn't think you meant you were going to kill her!' Tom whispered. He was talking to Chipo's mother as they were leaving Chipo's funeral. Chipo's father and her brother were thanking Pastor Michael for conducting the funeral for them and Tom and […]

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Series, The Recruits

The Recruits: Farai and Rudo

By Tafadzwa Razemba, Zimbabwe: Fabian: Hey you Tim: Hi, how are you? Fabian: I'm good. I loved that pic you sent me, you're hot Tim: Thanks, you're not so bad yourself Fabian: So when can I see you? Tim: In due time Fabian: Well, don't keep a man waiting too long Tim: Don't worry, I won't. Farai closed the website […]

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Looking Back, Series

Looking Back: Bakasherura

By Nick Twinamatsiko, Uganda: Bakasherura must have been a child of around ten at the commencement of the 20th century. In the 1980s, his hair was utterly white, a fact that couldn't escape the notice of those of us eagerly making our first impressions of life. “When people grow very old, their hair becomes all white – like Bakashurera's?” we […]

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Series, The Recruits

The Recruits: A strange thing!

By Tafadzwa Razemba, Zimbabwe: Farai was looking forward to his lunch date. His aunt Marilyn, was the youngest of his father's sisters, and he enjoyed spending time with her. She was a generous lady who was easy to talk to. She was a happy housewife to a rich lawyer, who from all one could see was a great guy. Farai […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

The First Award

By Oyotunde Ojo, Nigeria: Just about the sun setting into the womb of the West, Tamunu ambled out of the thick forest that bordered Awa village. In it, he had wandered since day break, rummaging for animals. He bore a terrible look. He seemed ridded of the last dose of energy in him. It had been a bad day for […]

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