Month: April 2018

Short Stories, Tale Africa

Schoolbus (2)

By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho The bus stops, rather abruptly, as the red light pops up. Palesa does not move. She is still staring out the window. I cast a subtle glance at her hands that are holding on to her backpack on her laps. They are short and coated with transparent glossy nail polish. I know because my sister does the […]

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Kitara’s Shield (2)

By Samuel Sebbowa Bunnya, Uganda No one knew of Kitara’s true wealth and power. Not even the Xoza and Zunda knew. There were secrets that Kunda had always kept from the rest of Africa. He knew if he opened the borders freely like the white man and their free trade, Kitara would be overwhelmed by the greedy and hungry people. He […]

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School Bus (1)

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho “Hey, how you doing?” I ask her as soon as I settle in the seat beside her. The engine of our old and weary school bus is beginning to run, emitting a loud and annoying noise that always, for some reason, makes me think of an old man sitting on the verandah, with this persistent and […]

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Kitara’s Shield (1)

By Samuel Sebbowa Bunnya, Uganda Kunda could not help smiling as he watched from the shadows. He was not getting any younger, but he knew that his land would be in the safest hands when the time came. As king of Kitara, he had served long and hard. Kunda had fulfilled the dreams of his great father Mwenda. He had taken […]

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For the Love of the Game (Finale)

  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Thabo is helping Zitha get ready to leave hospital after demanding to be discharged early. She insisted on booking herself into a rehabilitation center as soon as possible. This came as a relief to her friends who were still choosing their conversations about drugs carefully as if walking on egg shells. As she did […]

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