Category: Tale Africa

The Best Stories, Poetry and Inspiration from the continent

Short Stories, Tale Africa

At the bottom of the glass (I)

By Egan Tabaro: When he woke up this morning, it had been a normal day for Andrew; he had had his usual bachelor's breakfast; black tea and deep fried cassava chips he bought the previous night from the roadside canteen. Yet now as he climbs up the stairs – his phobia for enclosed places forbade him from using the building's […]

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Bleeding Hearts

By Emmanuel Adebayo: Anita was trying really hard to mask her unhappiness; it was supposed to be a happy day for both of them, a dream – come true. They had waited for this day with great anticipation. David could see right through her; he stopped what he was doing and moved close to her, hugged her from behind in […]

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Why Good Girls fall for Bad Boys (Part 2)

By Musanete Sakupwanya: And to finish off this lovely picture I'll give you two more reasons why good girls fall for bad boys. Deep breath everybody: FACT: Good girls know what to reject, but also want to be 'pursued', and are therefore terrible at rejecting! Any guy knows (ladies please listen) that persistence will kick the butt out of any […]

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Inside City Hall

By Egan Tabaro: Inside City Hall The Lord Mayor takes a stroll See he looks splendid in his robe Just one of the many perks of his job Songs of praise onto him they shower But we all know he really is left with no power   Inside City Hall The Lord Mayor just had a fall Higher up, on […]

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Jacob and I (IV)

By Kathryn Yule Mweupe Kazibwe: It took Jacob a week to remember me; seven long days during which I waited eagerly for his call. They don't say the first cut is the deepest for nothing! Even after his less-than-poetic treatment of me, I subconsciously held the hope that maybe there was some truth in those poems he wrote me. Yes, […]

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Never Again (2)

By Mpuga Rukidi: When I entered the room, grandma' had a huge look of guilt, the first time I had ever seen such a look on her face. She quickly told me not to worry, and that everything was going to be fine. In retrospect I can safely say if I had not entered the room in the nick of […]

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Jacob and I (III)

By Kathryn Yule Mweupe Kazibwe: Like in the movies, it is only after giving up all I had that the rose-tinted glasses fell from my eyes and I finally saw the man for what he was. And boy was I shocked! So my Jacob actually wasn't an angel. His halo had morphed into a disheveled afro. The spark in his […]

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