Month: April 2017

Paper and Ink, Series

Non First Date (3)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: Two dates later and we were more inseparable than before. We texted all day and were in a giddy world where talking had become the most important link we could imagine. You told me you hadn’t texted this much in years and I was pleased with myself. We did a few more group dates, and with […]

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Reflections

Sing Me (3)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: I finished my Degree in Music, Drama and Performing from University of KwaZulu-Natal and went to Cape Town where I joined a group of professional choristers. I remember my audition so well; I went there looking like a mad woman. A friend had informed me about the audition an hour before it started. I was […]

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Paper and Ink, Series

Non First Date (2)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: Our first date wasn’t a first date, but it was the first alone. After the group date, we were texting all day and late into the night. We were sharing moments and memories even as I pretended to myself that we were just friends. Eventually, you asked when you would see me again. I told you […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Sing Me (2)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: Do you know the feeling you get when something is about to happen? Whether the thing will be good or bad, one gets a feeling that warns you of some disturbance. I had one of those two weeks ago, as I was driving into Soweto from Johannesburg central. Okay, I was a passenger sitting directly behind […]

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Paper and Ink, Series

Non-First Date (1)

By Emmeline Bisiikwa, Uganda: Of all the first dates I have been on, none has ever turned out quite this way. I met you on a non-remarkable day as I was going about minding my business. I noticed the spark of interest in your eyes but I wasn’t looking to get into something so I stayed as far away from […]

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