Month: January 2016

Short Stories, Tale Africa

Awake

By Vimbai Chimanikire, Zimbabwe: Ted grunts as she squeezes him tighter crushing his face into her bosom, his button nose cold against her bare skin. She always felt Teddy was a rather cliché name for a brown plush gift from another friend long lost. Murdock would have been perfect; something less obvious, less…conforming. But a change of name would not […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Ukuthwala (7)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: Today is the big day! My husband and I have been working towards this day for months now. It has taken insults, tears and hatred and we stood strong, together. He stood by me against his family despite the Chief threatening him countless times. Ndebele has turned into the man I want to spend the […]

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Reflections

A Clockwork Made (continued)

By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbabwe: …continued. “This world, the original one, is flawed. The people there have been trying to kill each other for thousands of years. Over time, their means of destruction changed as they did. You needed fewer and fewer men to kill multitudes. But see, their methods had consequences that reached far beyond just slaughtering each other. Unknowingly, […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Ukuthwala (6)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: Home is different from what I’m used to. It has been repainted; fully furnished with a chocolate lounge suit, a new kitchen suit and a new bed in my mom’s bedroom. The lounge used to be a big, empty space where we slept when we had visitors. As we toured around the house I had […]

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