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  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa ‘No woman, no cry’ chants Bob Marley through Kwena’s radio. Kwena is a Bob Marley fanatic and a lover of raggae music in general. He goes as far as attending events and collecting the music. His room is like a musuem of raggae because of all the CDs and posters he has displayed. His […]

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  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa It’s been a week since that disaster date with Kagiso’s parents… a week since I was banned from seeing Kagiso by my own parents… a week since I last spoke to the guy I’ve grown to love. I haven’t been sleeping or eating much this past week. All I think about is how stupidly […]

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  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Mbali is singing as she prepares her lunch in her small, modern kitchen. She always prepares herself some junk food as a treat on Sundays. She is on a healthy diet as she wants to avoid any diabetic complications that attacked her mother a few years ago. She also exercises regularily to keep fit. […]

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  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Thabi gets so saddened by Kagiso’s parents that she stops eating. She was shocked by Kagiso’s sudden talk about lobola and would’ve been excited about it if his parents weren’t so visibly against it. What was wrong so with her that they hated the idea of Kagiso marrying her so much? She suddenly feels […]

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  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa The Motaung family is gathered around a table under the tree. There is a slight cold breeze but it didn’t stop them from having their family lunch outside as planned. Initially it was meant to be a picnic but the grass is still wet from last night’s rain. Thabi is feeling cold as she […]

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By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Thabi is standing in front of the full length mirror in her bedroom. She’s been checking her outfit for almost an hour now and somehow she still feels like there is something missing. She is wearing a blue striped skater dress, while sandals and accessorised with pearl earrings and a silver bracelet on her left […]

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  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Thabisile’s room has been repainted with a lilac colour because she felt it needed some liveliness. She has put brown tree-branch flowers on the right corner of the house where the study desk is placed. Next to it is her bar fridge and microwave ontop of it, thereafter lies the table with her two-plate […]

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By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Thapelo knew about Mark and Mbali’s affair shortly after it began just over a year ago. He warned him to break it off but Mark didn’t want to. As usual; Thapelo left him alone because he didn’t want to be caught inbetween when things blew over. He’s good at keeping secrets, he didn’t even tell […]

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  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Mbali Jacobs waits in the car as her boyfriend Sibonelo Gabela opens the door for her. They’ve been going out for three months now and he is finally introducing her to his friends. Sibonelo is a famous soccer player, one of the notorious defenders of the Badimo Football Club. He is taking Mbali to […]

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By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa   My week has been going smoothly because I’ve completed the bursary application but I’ve been so focused on the upcoming exams that I haven’t fulfilled the promise I made to my mother last week. Exams will be done in two weeks so I’ve decided to go home then. I’m honestly dreading that but I […]

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