Month: February 2013

Poetry, Tale Africa

Things we could do

By Zolani Nkomo, South Africa: She’s not open-minded. She’s too short sighted.   She can’t see the things we could do, the places we could go.   Every time I try to touch her. She feels I'm tryna' rush her.   She tells me she’s not like them hoes – she respects herself.   Baby girl I love you, this […]

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Series, Taxi Tales

Taxi Tales: Graceless Taxi Exits

By David Tumusiime, Uganda: There's no way to exit a taxi with grace. At least I've never yet seen anyone do it. Patience won't help. I've seen passengers; with all the dignity of ambassadors, inform the conductor that they wish to get out at the next stage. Two stages past the stop they wished to alight from: they get out […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

Not alone

By Inet Morudu, South Africa: A room. My room. My little shack to be precise. Welcome. It has a window and one door. Only I, and I alone walk in and out of The very same door every day. But yet I am not alone. I have a double bed. It is meant  for two. But me and who? I […]

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High School Chapter, Tale Africa

Once upon a time

By Zolani Nkoma, Crystal Park High School, South Africa: Once upon a time should be left behind And never mind whoever gets left behind Let life’s mistakes remind You’re living anti-clockwise, if you rewind Makes it hard to move forward Hinders the goal we’re trying to move towards Sometimes we sabotage ourselves We’re hazards to our own health When relationships […]

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