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Schoolbus (Finale)

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho Last week Wednesday was Tšepiso’s birthday. She turned sixteen. And because she is dramatic about just about anything, she had been going and on about how much 16 was one of the special ages in teenagehood and how she had to celebrate this apparent hallmark of her growth in a ’spectacular’ way.  Yes, she actually […]

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Lady Bolt

  By Eze Ifeanyichukwu Peter   He pulled. She struggled. He pressed. She wriggled. Harder he pressed himself on her, ruffling her, taming her wriggling to be free. She screamed a muffled note that whispered a muffled plea. “Please sir.” Her hands flailed as they struggled from being held down. She weakened. They went down. ‘Don’t you dare shout…..I’m not […]

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Schoolbus (9)

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho   It is a good thing it is not winter, or the sun would have set already. But we have to carry on with the walk home before it does get dark.s We start walking away from the ‘morobei bush when Palesa runs back quickly to pull out a rosehip. “Let me try this ‘morobei […]

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Schoolbus (8)

    By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho “I was part of the Girls’ Junior Basketball Team at school, and later became the captain. My best friend Simphiwe was the co-captain. Uhm, we had a regional basketball trip- a series of matches between local schools basketball teams – I think it was in late June and it was held at the neighbouring […]

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Schoolbus (7)

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho   Last week Mr Phooko told us that we would have a Chemistry test on Stoichiometry. We are to have it next week. Most of my classmates were angry. TK and Katleho were protesting passionately in the back seat and I turned back to laugh at them. I have to be honest, I was very […]

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Lumbe’s Spear (Finale)

  By Samuel Sebbowa Bunnya, Uganda The journey to Bujagali had taken half the day. Lumbe had insisted on using a full escort of his guards. Some of them rode on the armoured elephants. A few rode on the camels. Others jogged round his ox driven cart. Mbabazi lay on her stomach reading some of the documents that she had received […]

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Schoolbus (6)

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho “Calculate the mass of potassium hydroxide that needs to be used to prepare 500 cubic centimetres of 2 mole cubic decimetres solution of water-” “Wait, wait Rapelang! Let me read it myself please!” Palesa interrupts my reading from the Physical Science Chemistry text book. She furrows her brows and reads her own text book in silence. […]

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Lumbe’s Spear (1)

  By Samuel Sebbowa Bunnya, Uganda “Oh how I hate that fool.” Lumbe was seated outside of his great hut. The structure overlooked the imperial city of Ganda. In the sinking blood gold rays of the western sun, Ganda shone brightly. Lumbe had always wondered how the old masters had woven Zaabu with stone to make the walls of the city. […]

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Schoolbus (5)

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho I could barely focus on anything when I got home on Monday, after that somewhat tense conversation with Palesa on the bench. The stitching process is taking longer than I thought.  I still got a number of loose threads. What in the world was she talking about? What happened at her old school? Whatever it is, […]

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