Category: Tale Africa

The Best Stories, Poetry and Inspiration from the continent

Short Stories, Tale Africa

#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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Ukuthwala (7)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: Today is the big day! My husband and I have been working towards this day for months now. It has taken insults, tears and hatred and we stood strong, together. He stood by me against his family despite the Chief threatening him countless times. Ndebele has turned into the man I want to spend the […]

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Ukuthwala (6)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: Home is different from what I’m used to. It has been repainted; fully furnished with a chocolate lounge suit, a new kitchen suit and a new bed in my mom’s bedroom. The lounge used to be a big, empty space where we slept when we had visitors. As we toured around the house I had […]

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