Month: October 2016

Paper and Ink, Series

Hello! Goodbye, Jerkface (2)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: I decided to write to you today because somehow my heart is breaking. All I can think about is how we met and how it felt like it was right and meant to be. Somehow our friendship survived the break-up. If anything, we became closer with the uncanny ability to think alike, complete each other’s sentences […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

Going, Going Home

By Philani Tyson Nombika, South Africa: We all rode in cars before we knew the way back With uncertain belief we grew taller than mountains Soon we became the walkabout we feared on street corners Riding in cars with strangers Got hooked on bars and became regulars We always feared growing to the best versions of ourselves and meeting expectations […]

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Series, Sloppy Wet Kiss

Sloppy Wet Kiss: Yolanda (1)

My alarm goes off. It’s 6 am. I turn it off ceremoniously because it hasn’t served its purpose. It was supposed to wake me up but the problem is I haven’t slept all night. I couldn’t. I have been relaying this “plan” over and over again in my mind. My heart has been racing. I have been restless, sweaty, on […]

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