Month: May 2016

Short Stories, Tale Africa

Nobody Sees The Future (3)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: I have been a security guard for ten years now, ten years! But I still get nervous before a big function. My company has deployed extra security to guard the Workshop shopping center today. Apparently the musician coming is a target of some sort. I’ve heard all that before, these musicians like to be treated […]

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Paper and Ink, Series

Paper and Ink: Femme Aimee (71)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: They say love is the one emotion, the one part of us that we control entirely. While we can't control who we love; it just happens. We can control the amount of love and soul we give to others. Well, I thought I could control how much I was falling for my crush. I found myself texting […]

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RCA In-House, Reflections

Gym be not proud – the downside of exercise!

By Spliph, South Africa: I still harbour, though secretly, the perception that most male aerobics instructors are …feminine (PC). The way they move and their tight clothing reinforces my notion every day at gym. My pot belly might not show it, but I am a big fan of aerobic exercise and it's a great way to keep active. However, the […]

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RCA In-House, Series

Redemption (Part 2)

By Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda: Sometimes life deals us blows, and some blows can knock the breath out of us, while others leave us for dead. Seeing Baabi lying in the hospital bed, still and lifeless…yes, lifeless…she looked lifeless – as if death had already stilled the air-induced up and down movement of the human chest was…could be…a blow, I suppose. […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Nobody Sees The Future (2)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: I am always dreading the annual Durban trip. This year is worse because they made me go with the Grade 8 students. They are too eager, and too excited about everything; high school, boys, trips etc. Even teaching them is a mission; it feels like grade one on steroids. It's bad enough that I have […]

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