Month: February 2017

Poetry, Tale Africa

Burned Beings

By Philani Tyson Nombika, South Africa: For the thirst that lingers in our mouths The undying will to take lessons from failure The success that we are made for The fake smiles we wear in the face of disappointment To not giving up For we are the burned things The burden stricken, lost things The dark skinned forgotten, rare beings […]

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The Haunted House

By Katiso Thatho, Lesotho: I find myself standing out here once again, peering through the window when I think no one is looking. As I look inside I see the chubby young boy burst into the house with every kind of stain imaginable on his school uniform and the biggest smile on his face. He hurriedly takes off his shoes […]

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Backwards

  By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: I loved you before you kissed me, Wait- maybe I have that backwards. I loved you after you kissed me. It felt like a glimpse of the rest of our lives. And yet I wish you could take it back. The little kisses all over my face, The words, oh the words. They are seared […]

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The New Normal

By Damali of Kyanjja Where I come from, normal entails a girl growing up, being hit on by an ordinary guy with a job, and then marrying that same guy for no other reason except that he can provide for the family. Normal meant having children because that was common sense ? after all, why else do people get married? […]

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Shaken by Storms

By Philani Tyson Nombika, South Africa: That belief that brews fire in your belly Burning any hope of giving up. That there alone is enough to kill a person But what if you’ve chosen to give life What if life is like the wrinkles at the corner of your smile That you saw casually wear like those torn tracksuit pants […]

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