Month: November 2015

Short Stories, Tale Africa

‘Ukuthwala’ (2)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: I quickly bath and just as I finish, Bheki comes in with a dress and a pair of shoes. He apologizes, puts the clothes on the bed and leaves quickly. I’m sure he is apologizing because he walked in on me undressed, which makes me wonder about some things. I’m starting to think this is […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

Running

By Lethica Nair, South Africa: I'm on a treadmill of nostalgia I keep running our lines over and over again Wondering where we went wrong What did I say to you that made you choose a different part? I have to tie myself to the edges of my pride So I do not fall for you every time I see […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

‘Ukuthwala’ (1)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: ‘Ukuthwala’ has always been a part of our culture. It’s not really ‘abducting’ women but it’s marrying them off to a man who sees potential in her, even if she doesn’t agree or see potential in him. I have been in isolation for more than two months now, I lost count somewhere around day 40. […]

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Paper and Ink, Series

Paper and Ink: Femme Aimee 60

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: It is possible to be heartbroken even a thousand times. It also depends on whom you let into your life. Some people have no goals and just coast from life to life wreaking havoc. Telling me you didn’t know what you wanted shook my core. Did I really want to hand that kind of power over […]

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