Month: September 2015

RCA In-House, Series

Highway Black

By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbabwe: Hell probably feels a lot like this. Searing heat, no breeze to speak of, air so dry it could shear off a baby's skin. It is the kind of weather that those old detective stories are set in—a summer heat wave that makes everything leaner and more dangerous. You lose your mind in the blaze, and […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

Come to me

By Muchy Wytee, Zimbabwe: There is a part deep within me That so longs for the one for me, Fearfully and wonderfully made To entirely eternally hold my gaze Completely captivating my very being Our hearts linked to the very last string, A union so amazingly perfect and beautiful It makes all who behold pleasantly joyful, I pray time hides […]

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RCA In-House, Series

Breaking The Rhythm

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: The tipsy slender white girl with blue misty eyes stepped on my toes for the eleventh time. I had stepped on hers twice since we started dancing – if what we were doing could be called dancing. It seemed more like jumping around and throwing arms all over with no regard to rhythm. But it was […]

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RCA In-House, Series

Borders

By Tashinga Wazaza, Zimbabwe: 'Come on Lovemore, you have to move faster than that,' Jabu whispers to his best friend Lovemore. It is 2am and they are in the middle of a bush. It is so dark that they can hardly see around them. They are guided by the moonlight, whose effect is limited by the leaves of the trees […]

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Reflections

Rotting Far From The Tree

By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbabwe: I do not know who hated whom first. Whose loathing was older? Did my father despise me before I him, or was it the other way around. Maybe the hate was always one-sided. Maybe what he had for me was just mere resentment. After all, I had come at an inopportune time, right before he was […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Surviving On Old Prayer (06)

By Vimbai Lole, ZImbabwe: Psalms 18: 16.  He reached from on high, he took me, he drew me out of many waters. The shadow of a smile plays on his face before his look rapidly changes to reflect concern as it must have registered that I had been crying. “Ummm excuse me…” he is visibly uncomfortable. “I…you are blocking my […]

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Inspirational, Tale Africa

Unscripted

By David Nnanna Ikpo, Nigeria: Dear Africa, I have thoughts run through my head on the chances of a life well spent. I think of the possibility that everything I have done, what I am doing and the dreams in my heart are a mistake. I think of living a near perfect life with 100% conviction at all times like […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

The One Left Behind

By David Nnanna Ikpo, Nigeria: I have two eyes on my face Two ears by my head I have two paths on my way Two sides to which my hips sway I have spirit and soul Together they don't run foul I have two hands too One beautiful The other similarly so One gets the praise And to heaven it […]

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Bulletin Dilution, Reflections

One Minute Long

By Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda: A few months ago, we were stunned by the disappearance of an aircraft carrying a few hundred people. Within the same space, a ferry capsized, killing some while others escaped. Before we could fully comprehend what was happening, a #BringBackOurGirls hash tag was started. It was global – for a moment. Boko Haram got their moment […]

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