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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