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Her Words

By Tafadzwa Razemba, Zimbabwe: No tears form, as I read her words As I read her words Over and over again She so excited to hurt me Her words cutting me like a cold jagged knife Over and over again She whom I’ve never met Joyfully slicing at me Over and over again Just with her words Blinding me, numbing […]

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The Recruits: A Night Out

By Tafadzwa Razemba, Zimbabwe: Sitting at a table on the balcony at St Elmo's, Taku looked at Simba, trying to understand what happened at Creamy Inn. “Why did you do that, Simba? Michelle really likes him.” Taku said to Simba. “Actually at first I thought Stephen knew, and I didn't understand why he'd go out with a prostitute. Then when […]

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The Recruits: She is a Prostitute!

By Tafadzwa Razemba, Zimbabwe: There was a strange pull that internet chat rooms had on Stewie. Chat rooms were like a gateway drug for him. At first out of curiosity he just wanted to talk, then it led to talking about more taboo topics, then it led to meeting the people he chatted with, then doing taboo things with the […]

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The Recruits: A shocking discovery

By Tafadzwa Razemba, Zimbabwe: Rudo could hear the water hitting the tiled floor of the shower. 'Might as well check my mail, she thought.' Switching on Farai's desktop computer, Rudo proceeded to open the Opera window. Before typing in the email website address, the website Opera immediately opened was a chat room. Rudo had a sudden sinking feeling. She stared […]

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The Recruits: Farai and Rudo

By Tafadzwa Razemba, Zimbabwe: Fabian: Hey you Tim: Hi, how are you? Fabian: I'm good. I loved that pic you sent me, you're hot Tim: Thanks, you're not so bad yourself Fabian: So when can I see you? Tim: In due time Fabian: Well, don't keep a man waiting too long Tim: Don't worry, I won't. Farai closed the website […]

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The Recruits: A strange thing!

By Tafadzwa Razemba, Zimbabwe: Farai was looking forward to his lunch date. His aunt Marilyn, was the youngest of his father's sisters, and he enjoyed spending time with her. She was a generous lady who was easy to talk to. She was a happy housewife to a rich lawyer, who from all one could see was a great guy. Farai […]

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Reflections

In the quest for light skin

By Tafadzwa Razemba, Zimbabwe: Walking around in the streets, it’s become quite noticeable that more and more women have a strange, almost pasty look to their skin tone. Sometimes this is spread over their bodies; often it’s just on their faces. With their light face, and darker ears, chest, arms and legs, what they would be called in Nigeria is […]

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The Recruits: Gift and Taku

By Tafadzwa Razemba, Zimbabwe: Panic filled his senses. The sharp searing pain that was spreading throughout his body only seemed to intensify. He tried to endure the pain as his mind started to lose grip of reality. He just couldn't grasp the horror of what was happening to him again and prayed that it would all end soon. He cried […]

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The Recruits: Insomnia

By Tafadzwa Razemba, Zimbabwe: Sleep eluded him. No matter how much he tried to focus on quieting his mind and all the anxious thoughts that ran rampant, he was just unable to fall asleep that night. As if sleep would cleanse him of the inexplicable shame he felt or rid him of the guilt that he ever presently felt. Taku […]

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