Month: June 2015

Paper and Ink, Series

Paper and Ink: Femme Aimee (51)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: What were you thinking? That's always the first question people ask when things go wrong. What was I thinking when I let you go? When did I let things get so bad that hurting each other became routine? What were you thinking when you took those first steps to deliberately break me? When did you became […]

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Confessions of a Social Pariah

Confessions of a Social Pariah: Government run on Whatsapp

By Spliph, South Africa: Half if not all the time when I try to contact a government official or opposition party representative they are in never ending meetings or briefing the media somewhere. It is because of this that I sometimes wonder who is running this country, at what time and how exactly they go about it. After months of […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

What’s in a muscle?

By Vimbai Lole, Zimbabwe: She is all over you like white on rice. A year into the past and she would not acknowledge that you existed. She would not even look your way. An intense gyming programme later and you are the one, they talk about when the topic is hot guys You made it, you, the one they make […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

Our Eyes

By Muchy Wytee, Zimbabwe: When l look into you eyes It grows more And more Only in me and not in you l realize They say the eyes are the windows of the soul So l wonder if so When you look in mine What do you see shine Can you see the ragging flames flames of love Can you […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

Strangers or Loneliness

By Vimbai Lole, Zimbabwe: In the seductive colours of nightfall, a shield of silence is defeated only by tiny crickets, as every hour gives me another wrinkle. Watching other peoples’ fairytales on fast-forward in my mind’s eye I see loneliness approach and I start to miss strangers. People who I have met during the active sessions of my imagination. Tall […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

The Tale Of The Spare Ribs

By Symon Kenny, Uganda: They say that there's strength in numbers. There's no end to the things people are capable of doing in large numbers. Some of them can be amazing, others completely stupid. Somewhere between those lines is where you find the utterly ridiculous. A few colleagues of mine recently got a hankering for some better class of junk […]

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Paper and Ink, Series

Paper and Ink: Femme Aimee (49)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: I can't help getting upset with you sometimes. It feels like you take nothing seriously, including my feelings! I know right now that it is an integral part of your character- laid back and let the world go by but it really gets to me sometimes. Maybe because am the opposite and I like to take […]

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