Category: Tale Africa

The Best Stories, Poetry and Inspiration from the continent

Poetry, Tale Africa

Silver lining

By Tonderai Chimanikire, Zimbabwe: Standing along the edge, With nowhere to turn, trapped in this pitiful existence, With nowhere to go,   Then that cliché, “Why me?” The urge to ask “What did i do to deserve this?” A curse maybe? Or am I just the devil of my own doing?   Secretly falling apart, Hiding behind the tears of […]

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#JE SUIS AFRIQUE (5)

By Maarifa PJ Kidoge, DRC: After we found out that we had lost our beloved hero, Mark, we were taken in by the priest who had found us taking shelter in the church. This helped us to temporarily forget the tragedy that had befallen us … at least for a couple of weeks. During our stay at the priest's house, […]

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Awake

By Vimbai Chimanikire, Zimbabwe: Ted grunts as she squeezes him tighter crushing his face into her bosom, his button nose cold against her bare skin. She always felt Teddy was a rather cliché name for a brown plush gift from another friend long lost. Murdock would have been perfect; something less obvious, less…conforming. But a change of name would not […]

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