Month: November 2013

Poetry, Tale Africa

I wrote this for you…

By Percy Matlala, South Africa: Listening and dancing to this melody Thoughts came through, passed by so to say Remembering our journey, a while back, just me and you When you meant a great deal to me When the smile on your face, brightened my days When even my own words couldn’t explain it better So it all became tears […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa


By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbabwe: “Will you remember me? On those days when he’s gone off to one of those other girls and you’re left alone in the big, lonely house…will you remember me? Will you remember the times we had and that you will always have my heart?” She winced at my question, almost as if it caused her physical […]

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Series, Taxi Tales

Taxi Tales: In Issa’s Taxi

By David Tumusiime, Uganda: Issa tried to get everyone into their taxi. In the beginning, he would shout at Issa, trying to get him to see some pedestrians would always be just that: pedestrians. A taxi was not for them. But Issa would not listen. Issa would insist, “Taata, we're the last Democrats left in this land. Abantu bakoowu. Our […]

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