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Poetry, Tale Africa

The Wandering Boy

By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbabwe   A boy I was A man I wanted to be Or maybe more than a man But what is more than a man, I wondered Nothing. So I would be a man.   A man I was And glory was it to me The rage, the honor, the deceit, the strength All were within me […]

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Poetry, Tale Africa

Borrowed Roles

By Chido Nyandoro, Zimbabwe Set up on a hidden stage A secret love you’ve always know would one day be gone. He’s not ready and you’re not whole; Yet here you two are, playing these same leading roles w Which other people will come and take. I hope you will listen, I hope you will know, when it’s time to […]

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Reflections

Hate

By Ayanda Xaba, South Africa Every single man I did get to know filled me with but one desire: to lift my hand and bring it smashing down on his face. But because I am a woman I have never had the courage to lift my hand.” – Nawal El Saadawi, Woman at Point Zero It is difficult not to […]

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Short Stories, Tale Africa

Stranger Eons (1)

    By F. C. Stanley A thousand stains had his gift inflicted itself on him. And then a thousand more. Each time the line of events was the same: an argument, borne of some desire or deception, the decision to go to war, followed by a sharpening of swords, a buffering of shields, a whisper of plea to the […]

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