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There’s No Africa Without Us

    By Edward Ndopu, Namibia We did not choose Africa. It chose us. There’s no Africa without us. For a while we thought the Berlin Conference would change us, but nothing changed us, not even the colonial rituals you brought, not even the whole Era of Apartheid, and the plunder of our wealth.   We gave everything and asked […]

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Her Tears

  By Sekantši Sitsane, Lesotho There was a beautiful girl Her innocence almost taken But a warrior stood up for her Through speech and spear Again with words and swords He protected her all he could So when all the other lillies got picked, The roses whose petals were picked- She remained… Like an oasis in the midst of a […]

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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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Umlazi Gangster

  By Collin Mfayela, South Africa: “Have you ever served? I have. Ten years. East Africa, mostly. It’s almost impossible to describe the horror. I was a military escort for a white doctor in Tanzania. Rebels attacked our position in the Serena Village. It was night-time. They laid waste to everything and fled. Doctor was shot, twice; once in the […]

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My non-gay High School experience (continued)

By Matt Beetar, South Africa: Too gay to function! Of course this was a ridiculous approach to life, and left me excluded from many of the discussions and experiences which define teenage years. Everyone else seemed to be aware of my sexuality before I was, as so often seems to be the case. Or rather, everyone else seemed to be […]

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