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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Between Walls (3)

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho Libuseng stared helplessly at the cubicle’s door. There had been two knocks on the door and three attempts to open it. She had just kept quiet. She had heard one girl say the toilet was locked because it was probably not working. At some point, she had heard Mama Lydia humming a sefela, in her […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Between Walls (2)

  By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho A packet full of stuff. He had always called her this. “You are like a packet full of stuff- I think I have grasped one thing about you and the next thing, I find another,” he used to say this with marvel. Patrick had always admired her for that. Libuseng had met Patrick during their […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Between Walls (1)

By Lerato Mensah-Aborampah, Lesotho Libuseng rushed to the bathroom, into the small toilet cubicle and locked herself in. Beams of the Tuesday afternoon sunlight gushed in through the small, circular window located high on the wall opposite to the toilet door. The walls of the tiny cubicle which, in their prime time, must have had fresh, white glazing paint on them, […]

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Her Tears

  By Sekantši Sitsane, Lesotho There was a beautiful girl Her innocence almost taken But a warrior stood up for her Through speech and spear Again with words and swords He protected her all he could So when all the other lillies got picked, The roses whose petals were picked- She remained… Like an oasis in the midst of a […]

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Reflections

Born a Monster

By Katiso Thatho, Lesotho This morning I woke and something felt amiss although I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. I wasn’t sure whether it was just my imagination or perhaps something I had eaten the night before didn’t sit well with me. I left my home for school as I had done every other morning and as I […]

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