Month: September 2015

RCA In-House, Series

Highway Black

By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbabwe: Hell probably feels a lot like this. Searing heat, no breeze to speak of, air so dry it could shear off a baby's skin. It is the kind of weather that those old detective stories are set in—a summer heat wave that makes everything leaner and more dangerous. You lose your mind in the blaze, and […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

Come to me

By Muchy Wytee, Zimbabwe: There is a part deep within me That so longs for the one for me, Fearfully and wonderfully made To entirely eternally hold my gaze Completely captivating my very being Our hearts linked to the very last string, A union so amazingly perfect and beautiful It makes all who behold pleasantly joyful, I pray time hides […]

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RCA In-House, Series

Breaking The Rhythm

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: The tipsy slender white girl with blue misty eyes stepped on my toes for the eleventh time. I had stepped on hers twice since we started dancing – if what we were doing could be called dancing. It seemed more like jumping around and throwing arms all over with no regard to rhythm. But it was […]

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RCA In-House, Series

Borders

By Tashinga Wazaza, Zimbabwe: 'Come on Lovemore, you have to move faster than that,' Jabu whispers to his best friend Lovemore. It is 2am and they are in the middle of a bush. It is so dark that they can hardly see around them. They are guided by the moonlight, whose effect is limited by the leaves of the trees […]

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Reflections

Rotting Far From The Tree

By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbabwe: I do not know who hated who first. Whose loathing was older? Did my father despise me before I  hated him, or was it the other way around. Maybe the hate was always one-sided. Certainly, I always knew he resented me. He made no secrets about that. After all, I had come at an inopportune time, […]

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