Category: Tale Africa

The Best Stories, Poetry and Inspiration from the continent

Poetry, Tale Africa

I see it coming

By Inet Morudu: Breathe in. Hold it there. Not the pain. I mean the air. I see it now… The storm ahead Brewing in the heart, Lightning striking in the mind. Whirl winds of anger, Tossing and turning Hurling themselves at the Untouched news. Drops of tears, Pour on what was Happy, calm land It won't be the same Even […]

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It is what it is

By Talent Mqongo: It is what it is, the way it was and is meant to be Even though it was written, they still get smitten Whatever happened to the Luthered & Nelsoned Mindsets? The days go by with soapies crack jacks The future keeps calling still none of us answers Is it wise of us to persist in wishing […]

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Resuscitate my beloved nation

By Thapelo Desmond Selwane: Have you ever sat and looked around your community and the country at large? I mean from strikes to robberies, from rapes to murders and not mentioning corruption and self-enrichment acts that are happening on our watch. To my unaffected citizens it's business as usual. It looks like nobody cares much about the misery of the […]

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Same Difference

By Feather: We are not so different you and I. You don’t think so. I can see it in that sneer and the tiny smile You can’t quite hide-a sort of satisfaction. If I stare a little harder, I can almost see The pat on the back you give yourself You’d never sink that low, your face clearly says. No, […]

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A heart of darkness

By Lebogang Sewela: When streams won't flow any more, that moment when you feel like your soul is absconding in you and you try so hard to latch it but it's just too late and it hits you that you've been knocked. That moment when you are trying to hold on tight to something valuable because you believe in it, […]

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The Mortal Watch

By Adebayo Okeowo: “Who's the new kid? And what's he doing here?” Aramen was asking Joachim. “He is a mortal. He got clearance from the Trinity!” Joachim responded. “He wants to stand watch with us tonight,” Mitchell explained further. My name is… never mind! My name is not important here. My aim is! I had entreated God with a special […]

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Singing for the Minister (II)

Egan Tabaro: The road to Boma Grounds is a dusty one that snakes its way through the beautiful hills of Komunteete. We pass by our Parish church, St Jude Thaddeus the Turgid and there, tending to the garden around the Vicarage, is our Parish priest, father Chrysostom. Father, as we all call him, waves at us, bellowing “Hello my children!” […]

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Singing for the Minister (I)

By Egan Tabaro: “Today is going to be a special day for all of you,” said Teacher Eudia, our Science teacher “I hope you are all well prepared!” Well prepared indeed! We have spent many hours a day after school rehearsing for the songs we are to sing at the Independence Day celebrations at the District Boma Grounds. Each year, […]

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High School Chapter, Poetry, Tale Africa

Different and Free

By Angela Khaba: I may not be the coolest person on earth, But I'm different Different enough to accept who I became after birth. I may not wear all those expensive clothes, But I’m different. Different enough to know that clothes do not define me I may not have all the money in the world, But I'm different, Different enough […]

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