Category: Tale Africa

The Best Stories, Poetry and Inspiration from the continent

Poetry, Tale Africa

For Better or Worse

  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Sometimes you need to pat yourself on the shoulder Tell yourself that everything will be okay I do that sometimes Other times in front of the mirror Most times in bed Hugging my breasts in fear that the wrecking heart will break them “You will get through this,” I whisper until I start to […]

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Your Hands

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Your hands strangled the young women’s neck for denying you Your hands teared a baby’s diaper and violated her womb Your hands whipped another woman’s child until her internals bled Your hands slapped the beauty out of her Your hands stabbed the girl for having a good time with her friends Your hands snatched her […]

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A Son’s Betrayal (Finale)

By Samuel S. Bunnya, Uganda He placed a faint smile on his face as he reached out to his father. The Great Father smiled at Orhóvihir. He used his hand and helped Orhóvihir sit on the ground. “My son, maybe one day I will explain it all to you.” “Explain what?” Orhóvihir asked. “Your vision will plunge the whole world […]

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Letters from the Body

By Chido Nyandoro, Zimbabwe They may cut me, defile me, Mock me, shoot me, Rape me, starve me, Throw me in a cage, in the gutter, in a grave, For simply one thing, the colour of my skin; Yes they have tried, To dishonour me…to kill me But still, here I stand, Tall; Strong, Still able to bear fruit; to […]

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A Son’s Betrayal (7)

By Samuel S. Bunnya, Uganda “I cannot destroy my own creation – my own son,” the Great Father whispered. “Why?” Orhóvihir crawled closer to his father. He could feel the darkness gathering into his limbs. He could feel his strength starting to return. “I thought you could not let one who has allowed the darkness back into the Great Realm […]

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