Author: Cynthia Ayeza

Poetry, Tale Africa

For the First Time

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda Last night,when you told me you still love me. I felt it, the stirrings of my grizzled heart beat. I knew that under all the hate and pain I still loved you. We had been through too much for you to become a distant regret.   Falling in love with you was so easy It felt […]

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Rebabedi (11)

  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa ‘No woman, no cry’ chants Bob Marley through Kwena’s radio. Kwena is a Bob Marley fanatic and a lover of raggae music in general. He goes as far as attending events and collecting the music. His room is like a musuem of raggae because of all the CDs and posters he has displayed. His […]

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  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa It’s been a week since that disaster date with Kagiso’s parents… a week since I was banned from seeing Kagiso by my own parents… a week since I last spoke to the guy I’ve grown to love. I haven’t been sleeping or eating much this past week. All I think about is how stupidly […]

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  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Mbali is singing as she prepares her lunch in her small, modern kitchen. She always prepares herself some junk food as a treat on Sundays. She is on a healthy diet as she wants to avoid any diabetic complications that attacked her mother a few years ago. She also exercises regularily to keep fit. […]

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Temptations (3)

  By Samuel Sebbowa Bunnya, Uganda  Adam could feel the sweat dampening his shirt collar. He ripped his hand out of hers and let go of her hand. “You are my boss.” His breathing was heavy. She had trapped him. Her eyes flattered open. She was pushing him to the limits of his control. “I would prefer it to remain […]

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Rebabedi (8)

  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Thabi gets so saddened by Kagiso’s parents that she stops eating. She was shocked by Kagiso’s sudden talk about lobola and would’ve been excited about it if his parents weren’t so visibly against it. What was wrong so with her that they hated the idea of Kagiso marrying her so much? She suddenly feels […]

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  By Samuel Sebbowa Bunnya, Uganda  Adam looked up. He was alarmed when he saw that the boss was observing him thoughtfully. He had asked her about his salary increment a few days ago and she had only smiled saying that he had worked well with her. Adam had become even more suspicious that the office grapevine was right. Mrs […]

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  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa The Motaung family is gathered around a table under the tree. There is a slight cold breeze but it didn’t stop them from having their family lunch outside as planned. Initially it was meant to be a picnic but the grass is still wet from last night’s rain. Thabi is feeling cold as she […]

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By Samuel Sebbowa Bunnya, Uganda  “Come on nawe,” she begged. “We are all alone. I even sent Waiswa away early today.” “No madam,” Adam insisted. “I am sorry.” “Why are you apologising if you have done nothing wrong, Adam?” “I do not even know what you want,” Adam said scared. He had fallen into another of her traps. He should […]

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