Category: RCA In-House

Pieces and short stories by RCA’s in-house writers.

RCA In-House

“It Works For Me”

By Damali of Kyanjja Girls are very special. Difficult to say the least but they are special in their make. We had been at a picnic – just the three of us. Best friends since Buganda Road Primary School, even though I think Mariam and Jjuko were closer to each other. I did not mind. I had no time to […]

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A Human Stamp

By Damali from Kyanjja “Look, Carol, if you are going to be all feminist and insist on a BOB instead of a real man, atleast have a child. I can help you with that.” Kyazze was one of my newly found friends; you’d think we had known each other for decades but really, it was only a few weeks of […]

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Friday 13th

By Damali of Kyanjja: If you flirt with the devil you should be ready to sleep with him, or that is what they say. Who “they” are is a different matter and a discussion I cannot indulge. But, and this is important, there is no rule that if you flirt with the devil you should sleep with him, unless of […]

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He Loves His Wife

By Damali of Kyanjja: I did what I knew to do best – ensure there was no trace of me on him. “I love you,” he said as he pulled his pants back on, walking towards me. “Thank you,” I said. “Will I see you tomorrow,” he asked. “Tomorrow?” Surprised by his question, I turned to slip back into my […]

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The River Willing

By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbawe: Every night it’s the same. The sequence always follows a specific pattern, a worn-out road to the same conclusion. The dream always starts with me. I’m on a hill in the middle of some grassy plain. My men are down in the valley, sweeping what remains of the enemy. None stand before me anymore. The wind […]

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Let It Be Done

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: I have been hearing girls – young women – fantasizing about cute boys with cheesy attitudes, and if not, they fantasize about rich men because of their fat wallets. Whatever happened to real men? I’m not trying to ridicule your crushes ladies, but I’m just trying to be real here. What is one supposed to […]

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