Author: Cynthia Ayeza

Short Stories, Tale Africa

Dead Call

By Chido Nyandoro, Zimbabwe   Bits of scraps and flesh littered the area where a military patrol vehicle once stood, like morsels of a meal eaten in a haste. I didn’t like that kind of dream. I didn’t like what I was thinking. When I awoke up, my first instinct was to call, to prove the dream wrong.The screen of […]

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The Epidemic (2)

By Katiso Thatho, Lesotho “Stop, don’t go through with this bro!” are the very first words that escape my lips the moment I pick up the microphone. The crowd falls silent. I mean, they were quiet before but this time it’s just awkward. I maintain my silence for a few seconds as well just to keep them on their toes. […]

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The Epidemic (1)

By Katiso Thatho, Lesotho I’ve seen it pretty much everywhere I go, and by that I mean literally everywhere. When I’m walking down the street, I see it. I see it depicted on the huge billboards scattered throughout the city and not to mention between the hordes of nauseating couples walking hand in hand in the streets like they own […]

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Reflections

Hate

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Every single man I did get to know filled me with but one desire: to lift my hand and bring it smashing down on his face. But because I am a woman I have never had the courage to lift my hand.” – Nawal El Saadawi, Woman at Point Zero It is difficult not to […]

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Smiling in the Drought

    By Katiso Thatho, Lesotho By all appearances, things were bleak in the savanna. The grass had become dry and brittle while the ground hardened to the point where it had begun to crack as it gave way to the smoldering heat of the overhead sun. It was only a matter of days before the rainy season got under […]

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Reflections

Migrant Integration Lab: The most Important Challenge is in France

  By Nadia Henni-Moulaï Migrant Integration Lab is a global European device dedicated to the sustainable integration of migrants and ethnic minorities. Laura Petrache, one of the organizers, answered our questions. Q: Could you explain to us what Migrant Integration Lab is? A: The migrant crisis has been one of the most prominent issues faced by European Union. We think […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

The Colour of Nothingness

  By Christi Warner, Namibia I have not contemplated an agenda No suicidal mission Neither is this a declaration of guilt No need to hurry your worry My thoughts are a rainstorm There’s a chance of a flood I have to get it out So my brain cells won’t drown Feed it to my loyal pen Ask it to paint […]

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Chick Flick (7)

  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Thanks to social media, Lethabo contacted me. She isn’t the Facebook, Twitter, instagram type but she created an account on Facebook and searched for me. That’s the platform where you are guaranteed to find me in. I got an inbox from a strange name. At first I ignored it, she then commented on a […]

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Chick Flick (6)

  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Soccer is one of my side pleasures. It is my way of getting out of the world, the world of writing. The soccer tournament in Dundee was a great distraction. I enjoyed every bit of it. I spent another month in Dundee doing news before I went back to Durban to finalise the editing […]

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Chick Flick (5)

  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa There is another person you need to meet in my life. That is Zethu, my little sister. She is such a happy teenager. At sixteen she has a free spirit only found in matured adults. I would like to take credit for teaching her well but I think the teachings just found a good […]

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