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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Short Stories, Tale Africa

The Maiden and The Bear (6)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: I’m woken up by a scream and I am not sure if I?m dreaming or if its really happening. My mind has been playing tricks on me since that accident. “Ahhhhh help! Help me!” Zethu! I quickly get up and limp outside. “Mnqobi!” she cries as I walk out half naked. I’m stunned! The girls’ […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

The Maiden and The Bear (5)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: “Ah!” I cry out as the sangoma rubs muti inside my fresh wound. It feels like a knife cutting me once again, only this time inserting …. chemicals that are supposed to heal it. I don’t have time to nurse wounds really; there is nothing more irritating than being injured. I’m a bear roaring in […]

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