Month: June 2014

Poetry, Tale Africa

Woman, You Beauty!

By Kgomotso J Kgopa, South Africa: She holds the blade on its sharpest tip! Woman the matriarch! So soft and fragile on the outside Yet so tough like a Lonsdaleite stone on the inside Her stories and sufferings are often untold! Early she rises before the sun Her children know her and call her by name! Her descendants feel her […]

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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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Poetry, Tale Africa

Dance is poetry

By Kgomotso J Kgopa, South Africa: The paper is my stage On every page I dance I, the pen of INKredible substance The four corners of the stage Are my literal cardinals Where across the four corners of the earth My tales are written and narrated To both the young and of great age My neat sounds as I moonwalk […]

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Reality in SA Society

By Kgomotso J Kgopa, South Africa: Formed and born, From a womb of life, meaning and reason. Setting foot on dirt, Beginning walks of life Life, in contrast-very vivid Not at all insipid Life innocent, mind unsaturated Conscious undiluted with marginal difference between right and wrong. Here I am Here Stand Talking strides of inner growth but barely making it […]

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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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