Month: March 2016

Short Stories, Tale Africa

Gangster Love (3)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: I left Mondli in a trance; he was going crazy and mumbling things I wasn’t interested in hearing. I managed to sneak out and find an open flat with an open door. I find an old woman baking; she is startled by my presence and almost drops her pan of muffins. I love muffins. She […]

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Bulletin Dilution, Confessions of a Social Pariah, Reflections

Please Exaggerate – You’re probably right

By Spliph, South Africa: It's a dim Thursday morning, musky. The air is thick with the smell of the night rain. As usual, after the rain traffic is quite bad. The cars form a seemingly endless queue along a normally free but busy road. The traffic lights are flashing a red colour signalling they are offline and at the T-junction […]

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Paper and Ink, Series

Paper and Ink: Femme Aimee (64)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: I have been single numerous times, but the funny thing is each time I wasn't really alone. Even without an official 'boyfriend' there were normally several interested parties, text conversations with potential people and all I had to do was decide if I wanted to try out something. This time, for the first time, there is […]

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RCA In-House, Series

The Fruits of Democracy

By Aaron Aroriza, Uganda: “Who did you vote?” is the youthful boda boda man's instant question after screeching to a halt. A suspicious smirk forms on his beardless sweaty face revealing a broken incisor as his swollen lips part. I hesitate to answer. The helmet that should be on his head is instead carelessly placed where I'm supposed to sit. […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Gangster Love (2)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: After the miscarriage Mondli doubted me. He was always suspicious of me despite my best efforts to prove to him that there was no need for it. It seemed as though the baby left with all the trust in the relationship. I didn’t want a baby; I was too young and happy. I feel that […]

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Dispatches from Dar, RCA In-House, Series

Dispatches from Dar: Arusha – The Gem of East Africa

Arusha, located in the North of the vast country that is Tanzania, is a unique city. It is the East African Community's answer to the EU's Brussels. Back in the 1960s when the leaders of Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, wanted to create an economic community, Arusha, the leafy quiet town, was chosen as the headquarters. But it is not just […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

#JE SUIS AFRIQUE (10)

My Maarifa PJ Kidoge, Congo: Every day must be a Human rights day…. Most people are fighting to save… Wait… News just got in that a man has died… he was a fisherman, and has been killed by a hippopotamus while fishing. May His soul rest in peace! This is not fiction in case you were wondering. It just happened […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Gangster Love (1)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: My whole body hurts, it feels as if a truck just rode over me. I open my eyes slowly; a huge part of me doesn’t want to see, I’m horrified of what I might find. I don’t remember where I am and why my body is in such pain. I want to cry but somehow […]

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