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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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RCA In-House

The River Willing

                                               By Fungai Chigumbura, Zimbawe: Every night it’s the same. The sequence always follows a specific pattern, a worn-out road to the same conclusion. The dream always starts with me. I’m on a hill in the middle of some grassy plain. My men are down in the valley, sweeping what remains of the enemy. None stand before me anymore. The wind […]

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Series, Sloppy Wet Kiss

Sloppy Wet Kiss: Yolanda (5)

By Tashinga Wazara, Zimbabwe: Audrey, Yolanda’s mother was a lecturer at the University in the Law Department. Her husband, John, was a policeman. He worked as a special crimes detective and he was never home. He would leave home at 5am before Audrey even woke up and he would be back home around midnight everyday. He was married to his […]

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