Category: Tale Africa

The Best Stories, Poetry and Inspiration from the continent

Short Stories, Tale Africa

Alas, no cameras were by!

By Nick Twinamatsiko: Manchester United winger Luis Nani has scored some of the most spectacular goals in contemporary football. But the celebratory back flips he typically performs after scoring are even more aesthetically satisfying than his awesome goals.  Manager Ferguson isn't very enthusiastic about the flips; mindful of the case of Lomano Lua Lua who famously injured himself after performing […]

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Do not stone me!

By Adebayo Okeowo: I sat there miffed but couldn't show it. It was such a weird feeling to be having while seated in such a serene room. The arrangement of the senior pastor's office was impeccable. If Jesus were to be here, He will probably applaud the Pastor for setting such a good example for kingdom order and excellence. But […]

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In the end, Jacob must have fallen in love with Leah!

By Nick Twinamatsiko: The story of Jacob and his two wives is one of the most famous in the Bible. 'Leah was tender eyed; but Rachel was beautiful and well favored. And Jacob loved Rachel; and said (to Laban), I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter.' Laban consented, but when the seven years elapsed, he deceived […]

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I am pregnant!

By Moleboheng Mahasa I am pregnant with hope. Expectation is causing my whole body to swell up with joy. Positive energy courses through my veins and invades every nook and crevice within me. I feel this dream kicking inside of me, reminding me that I carry life. The seed deposited within me by the Father has fused with a willing […]

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Sacrificing my indigenous language to become a Writer

By Nick Twinamatsiko: My favorite memory from my Primary One is of the time I took the reading examination. The examiners were seated under some tree in the school compound. When my turn to take the exam came, I went before them, took up the text (which was in my vernacular, Runyankole-Rukiga), and read so fluently that I left them […]

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Please don’t hush me!

By Rukhshana Namuyimba Please don’t shush me up! I know who I am, where I have been and where I am headed. I know what I know but even more profound I know what I do not know. And what I know I’ll share if you’ll but let me speak this once. I respect you for you are the man […]

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No more graves to bury the dead

By Thabang Tlaka: She gazed upon horror and never flinched, Danced with the darkest of demons, yet still stands. Her sweetest melodies are trapped in fantasies Edged deeply in her bosom, yet Constantly purged by a nebulous search for remedies Africa, gazes upon her dead as they bury their dead.   She hears the voices, the echoing sounds… Deep within […]

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