Category: Tale Africa

The Best Stories, Poetry and Inspiration from the continent

Short Stories, Tale Africa

Chick Flick (1)

  By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa I remember the first day I saw her. We were at a briefing at the local youth centre listening to government employees gloating about their boss’s good deeds. It was a boring meeting. I didn’t even want to go there. But there I was and there she was. The municipality was starting a program […]

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The Maiden of Spear and Shield (Finale)

  By Samuel S. Bunnya, Uganda Nambi was underwhelmed. For all Bunya’s wizardry of technology, invention and Zaabu, his map device was a piece of junk. Nambi grabbed the map from Naki. She noticed something in the small hologram. It was sending thin and almost invisible rays of lights towards all the Zaabu near them. Something in her mind started […]

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The Maiden of Spear and Shield (2)

 By Samuel S. Bunnya, Uganda Nambi was glad that her disguise was working. Unlike the other states on the continent, Kitara was more than open to women serving in all spheres of life. Women were traders. They fought alongside the men in the armies. They were also among the scientists and miners of the precious Zaabu. In all aspects of […]

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Schoolbus (Finale)

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho Last week Wednesday was Tšepiso’s birthday. She turned sixteen. And because she is dramatic about just about anything, she had been going and on about how much 16 was one of the special ages in teenagehood and how she had to celebrate this apparent hallmark of her growth in a ’spectacular’ way.  Yes, she actually […]

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Lady Bolt

  By Eze Ifeanyichukwu Peter   He pulled. She struggled. He pressed. She wriggled. Harder he pressed himself on her, ruffling her, taming her wriggling to be free. She screamed a muffled note that whispered a muffled plea. “Please sir.” Her hands flailed as they struggled from being held down. She weakened. They went down. ‘Don’t you dare shout…..I’m not […]

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Schoolbus (9)

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho   It is a good thing it is not winter, or the sun would have set already. But we have to carry on with the walk home before it does get dark.s We start walking away from the ‘morobei bush when Palesa runs back quickly to pull out a rosehip. “Let me try this ‘morobei […]

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Schoolbus (8)

    By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho “I was part of the Girls’ Junior Basketball Team at school, and later became the captain. My best friend Simphiwe was the co-captain. Uhm, we had a regional basketball trip- a series of matches between local schools basketball teams – I think it was in late June and it was held at the neighbouring […]

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Schoolbus (7)

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho   Last week Mr Phooko told us that we would have a Chemistry test on Stoichiometry. We are to have it next week. Most of my classmates were angry. TK and Katleho were protesting passionately in the back seat and I turned back to laugh at them. I have to be honest, I was very […]

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