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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Gogo

By Ayeza wa’ Kagyenyi, South Africa: The ancestors have gone mad! The ancestors have gone mad! The ancestors have gone mad! Gogo was crying and screaming and shouting out these words all at the same time. She was very upset. Someone please kill me, the ancestors have gone mad! She limped to the open shack and entered. She came back […]

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Cheesy

By Muchy Wytee, Zimbabwe: Vividly l can still see The smile on your face When you saw there was chete on your plate, Yes l can still see Your lovely beautiful face light up In a way that no artist can ever make up, Shining bright like the meaning of your name, Oh if only you knew How much l […]

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Heartbreak

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: Heartbreak sometimes feels like a sharp brake to your usual life. Everyone feels qualified to offer expert advice but it is ineffective because the only one going through hell at that time is you, all alone. Going through hell ultimately leads you to find meanings and connections in things that otherwise are random or unrelated. I […]

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Charlotte

By Ayeza wa’ Kagyenyi, South Africa: Charlotte opted for a lime green mini skirt today. It cannot be more than an inch below her rounded behind – it is quite a firm pack, I must admit. She is wearing a purple lipstick – matte, I think, chewing gum as if to try and numb some unspoken hunger for a decent […]

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Fault of Time

By Muchy Wytee, Zimbabwe: Long have l waited for you , Oh hide yourself no longer my beloved My heart burns with longing Inkling to hear yours singing Ballads of our love for the world to hear As you come out and draw near, Hearken to my longing voice oh beautiful one, And towards it with haste run I would […]

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