Category: Reflections

Reflections

Schoolbus (4)

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho I am helping Palesa Tefo with Chemistry today this afternoon. It is Monday and a week or so since she asked me to help her with Chemistry. We were not able to make time the whole of last week because of the football practices I had every day, because we had a friendly match with Bokamoso […]

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For the Love of the Game (8)

  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa “If you weren’t already married I’d say marry her son, such a beauty!” Jokes the old woman who has been the sweetest host since their arrival. Sibongile blushes while Njabulo laughs out loud. The Rock scans Sibongile up and down as he says; “Son, are you really going around with a beautiful woman like […]

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The Unquotable Stance

  By Damali of Kyanjja I have not always been comfortable with silence, and in fact, I am still quite on my way to fully embracing it. From my experience, silence has meant the unresponsive grave of my mother, a friendship gone wrong, a relationship that was ended with surgical precision, a family member’s cancer diagnosis, being made aware of […]

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Letter to my Love

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda My love, Through thick and thin we held on to this relationship because we had love. You were it for me and I was the same for you. We fought and cried and made up and laughed. I hope you know my last thoughts of you weren’t good. They were bitter. Because you know me. […]

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Letters to my Daughter (4): Surviving

      By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Dear Daughter, Once you get older you’ll realize that life is a battlefield You need to be strong Mentally, physically, and socially You don’t need to fight with fists Let your mind be wise enough Your words powerful enough And your body strong enough to walk away Walking away isn’t a weakness […]

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Letters to my Daughter (1): Expectations

By Ayanda Xaba, Mzansi Dear Daughter, I loved you before we met Even before the tinkling started Before intestine area became wonderland Who could’ve thought you could be accommodated there? There. I fell in love with you there I imagined how adorable your face would be Gap teeth, dimples, and fluffy hair Definetly Mommy’s sexy eyes Probably a little replica […]

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City of Love (1)

  By Emmeline BIsiikwa, Uganda I used to believe in love. So much so that I thought my falling in love would be like a fairytale. I would be in Paris, traveling or on holiday and then I would meet my price charming. It didn’t turn out that way. At all. For starters, I didn’t fall in love when I […]

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