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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High School Chapter, Tale Africa

Does Good even exist?

By Lydia Umoh-Abasi, Nigeria: Throughout my life I’ve never known kindness. I’m bad luck in human form. My mother died when she gave birth to me, my father remarried and my stepmother gave birth to a girl, Elisha. Elisha died on my eleventh birthday and that sent my stepmother packing. My father was so depressed until he met my second […]

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LEX Files, Series

LEX Files: Watch Me Bleed

By Adebayo Okeowo, Nigeria: It's past midnight. It's precisely 12:09am in some forest within Africa. A girl carefully grabs the pen and paper she stole earlier on in the day and manages to write out her heart using the moonlight: “My mom always told me some things are worse than death itself. I have come to believe her because I […]

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