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The Zulu-Xhosa Feud

By Mafungwase wako Mageba, South Africa: Ever wondered where it all started, how it started, and why it started? This has hounded me for a while, and a few weeks ago, I decided to dig for information. I consulted with history first and learned that the feud may have started around the Shaka Zulu era. His leadership is famous of […]

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Burned Beings

By Philani Tyson Nombika, South Africa: For the thirst that lingers in our mouths The undying will to take lessons from failure The success that we are made for The fake smiles we wear in the face of disappointment To not giving up For we are the burned things The burden stricken, lost things The dark skinned forgotten, rare beings […]

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Shaken by Storms

By Philani Tyson Nombika, South Africa: That belief that brews fire in your belly Burning any hope of giving up. That there alone is enough to kill a person But what if you’ve chosen to give life What if life is like the wrinkles at the corner of your smile That you saw casually wear like those torn tracksuit pants […]

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Torn (7-Finale)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: “I think it’s a boy,” Nozipho is saying while she and Sipho lie in bed, as Sipho touches her stomach. “I want a girl.” Nozipho is surprised, she has heard that many men want boys to carry their surname. It’s a known secret, like how Santa doesn’t exist but people still make their children write […]

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Torn (6)

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa: I think I’m also losing my mind. How can life do this to me? Just when I find something good he goes and dies. Zweli, why would you do this to me? I still can’t believe what his relatives told me… it’s just… he was found with a girl. They think the girl killed him […]

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