Month: August 2015

Bulletin Dilution, Confessions of a Social Pariah, Reflections

Confessions of a Social Pariah: Leave Apartheid Alone

By Spliph, South Africa: A discussion on eating sacred serpents, Jigga's fire-pool and the canteen at the Union Building. South Africa has come a long way alright; from the days that Captain Ven Niekerk and his band of compatriots dispensed savage beatings to anyone who didn't qualify the civilised criterion from the lighter criteria, to some chap on the outskirts […]

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Paper and Ink, Series

Paper and Ink: Femme Aimee (57)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: I fell in love with you as a young girl and you crushed my heart before we even met. Cyber dating then was easy, considering there wasn't much sexting or this whole movement of leaking nudes etc. it was simple talking when two people are both online and crushes blossoming into promises of a future you […]

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Series, The Other Side of Nothing

The Other Side of Nothing (Week Five)

By Aderomola Adeola, Nigeria: As kids, Tamara would join Ebiere and me on the water banks as we launched our fishhooks into the creek for tilapias. She was the eldest of us three, yet would take instructions from Ebiere to bait the hooks. When we caught fish, she'd exclaim with joy; we would share the tilapias equally or sometimes take […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Surviving on Old Prayers (03)

By Vimbai Lole, Zimbabwe: Ephesians 4: 31- 32.   Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you. With all malice, and be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another as God in Christ forgave you. Mercy, my cousin who has also been hovering over me for the entire hour I was awake, […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

Shackled

By Muchy Wytee, Zimbabwe: I wonder do l regret; Or is it just the hurt, The pain that troubles my soul When l remember to think of you so, Very precious to me Yet my heart shatters when something reminds me To remember you Which is 22/7 of my 24/7 You made it seem like an easy deed How you […]

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Confessions of a Social Pariah, Reflections

Confessions of a Social Pariah: Healing the country one fist at a time

By Spliph, South Africa: A discussion on slew comments, Tata Indica's and why you shouldn't make fun of short people. The new terminator flick is something else; Arnold Schwarzenegger's saggy boobs aside, he still looks mightily dangerous. In all honesty, we can safely project that technology will soon have one over us. Okay, I am not saying that artificial intelligence […]

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Series, The Other Side of Nothing

The Other Side of Nothing (Week Four)

By Aderomola Adeola, Nigeria: Rafts swung across the gentle waters as fishermen prepared their fishhooks. Fishing had not produced much lately due to the increase in oil spillage that was causing the water to stink badly. In the distance, a perfect skyline formed at the point where it appeared the clouds touched the blue sea like humans canoodling in the […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Surviving on Old Prayers (02)

By Vimbai Lole, Zimbabwe: Jeremiah  9:5 Every one deceives his neighbor, and no one speaks the truth; they have taught their tongue to speak lies; they commit iniquity and are too weary to repent. When I come to, I am disorientated. I can see my mum’s face, she looks ashen. “Mum”, I croak, she looks at me and she literally […]

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Paper and Ink, Series

Paper and Ink: Femme Aimee (55)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: Seems like we have been fighting for years, so much that I had forgotten what it's like to not be mad at you. The fights have taken their toll on me so much that I don't even bother arguing with you anymore or getting frustrated when you cancel our plans. It gets cumbersome asking over and […]

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