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Reflections

The Deaths I have Borne

  By Denise Kavuma (MD) Every time I have read a story with even a hint of action, I’ve come across this sentiment: it is not easy to kill. Usually, it is said by some tough-as-nails general with a high kill count, who, in a rare show of humanity, is trying to comfort a wet-behind-the-ears junior that has just killed […]

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Lethargic

By Cynthia Ayeza, Uganda Where are my fellow “2020 is my year” trumpeters? Were we all just masquerading? The year, so far, is anything but the “glam” we hoped it would be. “We…?” You ask? Of course, “We” are in this together. Just the other day, I was considering ignoring my WhatsApp messages. They are far too many, I thought. […]

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Better Versions

  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Mamkhulu says I made her love her body She says I made her appreciate the way she is built That sexy should not exclude her round figure, her flat ass, or her flabby arms She says it’s thanks to me that she sees herself as a goddess that she truly is My mother sees […]

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Risk

  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa “Nobody tells young girls that men own the power of the gaze my mother never told me that men may look at me but I may not look back. That if we do our look can be taken as an invitation. Men teach us that. Over the years we train our gaze to skim […]

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Your Eyes

By Chido Nyandoro, Zimbabwe You look through the window and see them staring back at you Reflecting my sadness in their tears Your eyes; That show you I have nothing much left Still, you choose to give to them that only know how to take, take and take 329 total views, no views today

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