Tag: South Africa

Short Stories, Tale Africa

Sing Me (4)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: “Deliver me, out of my sadness Deliver me, from all of the madness Deliver me, courage to guide me Deliver me, strength from inside me” Sarah Brightman says it better than I could ever do in this song, life is never simple and our mere planning doesn’t cut it. It’s like God lets you plan […]

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Sing Me (2)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: Do you know the feeling you get when something is about to happen? Whether the thing will be good or bad, one gets a feeling that warns you of some disturbance. I had one of those two weeks ago, as I was driving into Soweto from Johannesburg central. Okay, I was a passenger sitting directly behind […]

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Sing Me (1)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: “Abongile!” I hear my sister’s distant shout. I lift my head to find her standing at the kitchen door looking irritated, maybe she’s been shouting for long. Blame the laundry. I hate doing my washing, which is what I’m busy with, with music playing loudly through my headsets. “Now, no matter where I am No […]

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Super Ex (2)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: “It’s you, it’s always been you and nobody else”. I send the text hoping she will believe it. This time I mean it; I have fallen in love with her so hard. I never expected this to happen. I met Nozi when I was still a wild child, she was just as wild. We hit […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

Energy

Philani Tyson Nombika, South Africa: The energy Smile tumbling of white bunny rabbits Squeezing for space within contours when you smile, That is cute The flush of bliss when the curtains of your eyes fall As though allowing the performer to take one last bow. In appreciation of just how you smile At how eyes glisten with tears when you […]

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