Category: Short Stories

Short Stories, Tale Africa

For the Love of the Game (2)

    By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Sibongile walks back to her apartment feeling exhausted, emotionally rather than physically. After the disastrous morning meeting with Njabulo Zulu, she rushed back to her daytime job as a cashier at a local grocery store and had one of her worst days. From complaining customers to being short when cashing up, her day […]

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City of Love (6)

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda I wanted to go home with him but the thought of our blossoming relationship failing scared me. I decided to decline SK’s invitation. He drove me home while holding my hand the whole way and after walking me to my door, he hold me close and hugged me tight. While drawing apart, he held my […]

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City of Love (5)

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda   As part of my new life, I decided to take up outdoor hobbies so I could feel better about myself as well as meet new people. I took up jogging twice a week, gym twice a week and swimming twice a week. It’s on one of these excursions that I met SK. He was […]

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City of Love (4)

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda   The days of storing up as many memories as possible came to an end. I packed up and left. He called me every day telling me how he missed me. The texts became whimsical. I miss you. Wish you were here so we could do this… I finally finished that movie… you wouldn’t believe […]

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Learning to Fly

   By Damali of Kyanjja, Africa I remember the day as plainly as the last hour. It was bright, sunny. Very hot. The message beeped as I stood in the queue designated for those who were to collect their National IDs. Uganda has had its own share of confusion, and this NIN thing is as disorganized as they come. I […]

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City of Love (3)

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda I had always wanted to start interior designing and was just waiting for an opportunity. I had made a number of applications but hadn’t heard back yet. I was excited for my new relationship until the response I was dying for came in. I going to be an interior decorator! I met with the company […]

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