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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