Month: July 2014

Memoirs of a Loverman, Series

Memoirs of a Loverman: Entry 8

By Fungai Chingumbura, Zimbabwe: The night air is cool and refreshing as I drive leisurely through the city, towards my peace. Not much passes through my mind as I weave seamlessly through the light, after-dark traffic. I know I am almost assuredly condemned. Even the most inept of police departments would be able to piece together what happened from the […]

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LEX Files, Series

LEX Files: When they are Presidents, they think they are Kings

By Adebayo Okeowo, Nigeria: It all started with the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia. On December 17th, 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi – a street vendor – set himself on fire outside the governor's office in a Tunisian town Sidi Bouzid in order to protest the inhumane treatment he suffered in the hands of Tunisian government officials. In a most unprecedented fashion, Mohamed's […]

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Reflections

Who are we, really?

By Assumpta Nalubowa, Uganda: Oftentimes, we find ourselves making sneaky comments like, “She brings out the best in me” or worse still, “she unravels my appreciation for art!” Now; it is statements like these that slowly bring us to the creeping truth; that which continuously lurks in our personality and the manifestation of random events. Statements like these, simply bring […]

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High School Chapter, Tale Africa

Pain

By Kasope Foluwaa, Nigeria: I heard the sound of a gunshot. Reflexively, I shut my eyes not wishing to know what had happened. I heard a groan beside me; it wasn't familiar, and the only thought on my heart was RUN! Like a sack of beans hitting the pavement, I heard a thud beside me, but I was too scared […]

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