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RCA’s Fungai Chigumbura has released a Book of Poetry

  Readers Cafe Africa is proud to announce that one of our regular contributors and old sons, Fungai Chigumbura (under his pen name F.C. Stanley), has released his first book of poetry, The Two Trees. The short poetry chapbook is an exploration of love, heartbreak, disillusionment and grief from the writer’s perspective. Through the spoken word, Fungai introspects on what […]

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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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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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Are we a chronically distracted society?

By Suntosh Pillay: Are we killing our creative processes through mindless misadventures in cyberspace? How often do you have a completely uninterrupted space where you can just sit and think, pondering life's mysteries in silence? Personally, I lack enough creative pauses. My cellphone, like a battery-powered limb, relentlessly entices me with its flashing red light. A chance for quiet serenity […]

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