Month: October 2015

Reflections

Fees Must Fall: An Awakening for Sub Saharan Africa?

By Mpuga Rukidi, Uganda: At the height of the xenophobic attacks against Black non South Africans, President Robert Mugabe, sometime this year, is quoted to have said something to the effect that while the Black people in South Africa were happy to attack their Black brothers from the rest of Africa, they would not dare to touch a White person, […]

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My Daughter’s Smile

By Spliph, South Africa: My daughter's smile Clear as the morning of a promising spring day, so vividly apparent. The wrinkles peering from her milky cute unformed and unshaped teeth, this must be heaven. Her voice so angelic and free, as though war never took place and my skin is globally accepted. She speaks, taking her time to relay her […]

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Gogo (continued)

By Ayeza wa‘ Kagyenyi, South Africa: Order in Class! Mrs Radebe was standing at the front of the class. We hadn't noticed her walk in, as usual, nor had we noticed the other students enter class. Gossip is one captivating aspect to life. We always want to know what is happening with others, usually, not the good news. It is […]

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Breaking Free

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: It takes considering oneself to break free. It takes a daring, hard look at one self to attempt freedom. She was drowning in her own fears. Sinking, seemingly tied down by the weight of her regrets and loneliness. How was it possible to feel alone when in a romantic relationship someone? Wasn’t it all about companionship […]

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Surviving on Old Prayers (07)

By Vimbai Lole, Zimbabwe: Isaiah 55:8. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the LORD. 2 Corinthians 12:9a. …but He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” My grandmother had always been a pillar of strength and a wise woman of note. Until […]

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