Poetry, Tale Africa

*Sowetan girl breaks my heart*

By Kgomotso J Kgopa, South Africa: In the beginning This is me, now reminiscing It was me and her – Pearl Our hearts dark, void and without form – like Genesis' Earth Life had just pulled one of its mysteries on us Life, Love and Time had been kind to us, thus no fuss   As I turned to gaze at […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

As Bad a Day as This

By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbabwe: “You never hear the shot that takes you down”. These words are not famous, but they resound for me in a way that popular platitudes and hackneyed phrases never can. They represent a truth that I have known since I was a teenager and one that I have lived by for almost two decades. Simply put, […]

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Childhood memories, then and now…

By Hilda Gloria Ndiwabeene, Uganda:   I was young, I was free, I was happy Homesteads had no electric gated fences I knew someone in every home close to ours I called all the elders aunties and uncles They referred to me as daughter I felt loved   I walked and played miles away from home I was safe and not […]

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