Category: Tale Africa

The Best Stories, Poetry and Inspiration from the continent

Short Stories, Tale Africa

For the Love of the Game (2)

    By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Sibongile walks back to her apartment feeling exhausted, emotionally rather than physically. After the disastrous morning meeting with Njabulo Zulu, she rushed back to her daytime job as a cashier at a local grocery store and had one of her worst days. From complaining customers to being short when cashing up, her day […]

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City of Love (7)

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda SK and I grew even closer in spite of my misgivings until it felt like we were two parts of one whole. He was the first and last voice I heard every day and the best part too. He inspired me like no other, every moment a revelation of how limitless my creativity was. The […]

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This Truth but no Further

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho, the Mountain Kingdom The truth is I am scared. I am really scared. But I will not tell you that. I will tell you only of how scary the things I fear are. I will speak about them as vaguely as I can. I will not personalise them too much. Because when I speak truthfully, I […]

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City of Love (6)

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda I wanted to go home with him but the thought of our blossoming relationship failing scared me. I decided to decline SK’s invitation. He drove me home while holding my hand the whole way and after walking me to my door, he hold me close and hugged me tight. While drawing apart, he held my […]

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The Day Through Her Eyes

  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa He was supposed to be her escape, The knight in shining armour that swept her off her feet. He was supposed to be the prince that rescued her, Like Rapunzel she was stuck in an evil tower. Parents forever fighting, Her home felt like hell on earth. He was supposed to be the breath […]

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City of Love (5)

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda   As part of my new life, I decided to take up outdoor hobbies so I could feel better about myself as well as meet new people. I took up jogging twice a week, gym twice a week and swimming twice a week. It’s on one of these excursions that I met SK. He was […]

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City of Love (4)

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda   The days of storing up as many memories as possible came to an end. I packed up and left. He called me every day telling me how he missed me. The texts became whimsical. I miss you. Wish you were here so we could do this… I finally finished that movie… you wouldn’t believe […]

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Learning to Fly

   By Damali of Kyanjja, Africa I remember the day as plainly as the last hour. It was bright, sunny. Very hot. The message beeped as I stood in the queue designated for those who were to collect their National IDs. Uganda has had its own share of confusion, and this NIN thing is as disorganized as they come. I […]

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