Category: Tale Africa

The Best Stories, Poetry and Inspiration from the continent

Inspirational, Tale Africa

Meeting the Navigators

By Nick Twinamatsiko: I was a Makerere University fresher, and had come to St. Francis Chapel for an orientation week fellowship, when I met Edward. I think (perhaps with a touch of vanity) that I was one of the most well-read teenagers in the country, and one of the most ambitious. In the just-ended vacation, I had read The Picture […]

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Never again (1)

By Mpuga Rukidi: Everyone was quiet. You could drop a pin and hear it make all roundabouts before it decided to settle, and be quiet like the rest of the people inside the derelict, 1923 erected sub county headquarters-cum courtroom. You could feel and touch the tension. It was the day judgment was to be delivered. Everyone sat spellbound, like […]

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A few good men

By Owuor Kuyoh: On my way to and from work every weekend, I almost always stumble onto the same scenario. A mother, with a child on her back, and three or four other kids in successive height and age – if they stand next to each other they form a flight of stairs…and when they walk hand in hand…you guessed […]

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Gather to work

By John Gyasi Banin: It is that time of your life when almost anything is possible to you. Life is before you like an open book with no prints. What story is told is totally dependent on you. Like a vast fertile land in the forests, so also is the story of your life now. What fruits shall be, is […]

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Times have changed

By Aaron Aroriza: Times have changed. My aunt just doesn't get it. And neither do most people in her generation. So she had a Christmas present for me – a suitor, that's what she called her. Someone who, in my aunt's opinion and judging from the word itself, perfectly suits me. Rose is a beautiful girl alright, and that's about […]

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Growing up

By Angela Basanya: I now understand why the pastors insisted on character. I only agreed then because I didn't have much of a choice but now I agree because I have tested and seen. The rest of this narrative will reveal the things I now believe because I have had the misfortune/fortune of experience and not because the pastor said. […]

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I did it on purpose

By Moleboheng Mahasa Most of us are busy with things that do not enhance our lives for a period longer than a day, a night, a week, a month or even (because we are good at stretching things) a year.  We are ever striving, ever attempting, ever pushing to be like other people. We are ever fantasising, ever dreaming, ever […]

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Affirm Me

By Adebayo Okeowo: We want to be applauded We crave to be recognized We desire to be appreciated If you do not have these feelings, then my first thought is to say that you are an alien. But, since aliens are yet to be on earth and have access to sites like the Reader's Cafe, my conclusion will be to […]

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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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