Month: July 2016

Series, The Doctor's View

The Doctor’s View: The Drug Battle

By Denise Kavuma, Uganda: And now, we shall talk about something more frightening and a million times more personal than what I've been talking about so far. This happened at the beginning of internship and frightened me more than I thought was possible. The hazards of medical care far outweigh those of many professions; even if you were a dragon-fighter, […]

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Babili (Part 5)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: “Babili?” I have been pacing up and down my bedroom since I got back from the doctor. I knew this visit would mess with my head, I’ve been dreading it for 3 months. Kefiloe had to threaten to take me there himself so I finally went. So they are two? Twins? That doctor has a […]

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Redemption (Part 8)

By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbabwe: Is it possible for a man to believe in the devil when he knows God is a creation of man? I wouldn't have thought so…not until I saw that abomination that Baaba birthed. Shrivelled and ugly as all sin, it looked like the physical manifestation of everything I'd gone through these past 9 months. That creature […]

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Babili (Part 4)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: It's been a month since that disastrous night, just one month, and I feel like my life is running too fast for my own liking. That was the last day I saw Thabo, I haven't heard from him since. I knew that step I took out the door that night was the final step. I […]

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