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Between Walls (Finale)

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho She closed her eyes and buried her head into her knees. She was still crying. For herself. For her mother who would have wanted her to choose herself over anything. Passing so easily caused her herself, which was everything. How could she have told Patrick or Mellissa without them judging her? Her judgement of herself […]

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Between Walls (3)

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho Libuseng stared helplessly at the cubicle’s door. There had been two knocks on the door and three attempts to open it. She had just kept quiet. She had heard one girl say the toilet was locked because it was probably not working. At some point, she had heard Mama Lydia humming a sefela, in her […]

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Between Walls (2)

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho A packet full of stuff. He had always called her this. “You are like a packet full of stuff- I think I have grasped one thing about you and the next thing, I find another,” he used to say this with marvel. Patrick had always admired her for that. Libuseng had met Patrick during their […]

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Between Walls (1)

By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho Libuseng rushed to the bathroom, into the small toilet cubicle and locked herself in. Beams of the Tuesday afternoon sunlight gushed in through the small, circular window located high on the wall opposite to the toilet door. The walls of the tiny cubicle which, in their prime time, must have had fresh, white glazing paint on them, […]

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