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Book Excerpt: Maid In SA

This is an excerpt from Maid in SA- a novel by one of Africa's greatest female voices in the lit scene; Zukiswa Wanner Don't just read this Read this and go buy the book, then...

At Work Today

has been five years since Tati, my daughter, came to this world Every morning, we walk together, as I take her to school before continuing off to work I love this part of my day...

Saving Grace

Let us get something out of the way upfront I'm not the Good Samaritan kind I don't go around adopting orphan puppies and shit like that So when I heard the thumps and screams...

May I Have This Dance?

abali’s eyes flicker open with painful uncertainty The full glare of the sun lands on his face, but he can make out the shape of a man sitting in front of him He takes a moment...

My Pee Pee Thing

I am in the latrine now Baba says that my ancestors need my urine so that they can cure me and I can finally get Jenny back This latrine is not mine, it’s not even ours It...

The Bargain

The previous semester I was not even planning on going for that party Being a student leader, and a fourth year, there was a front that I was expected to put up; a façade that...

Bass Weejuns On Tiptoes

Mosquito larvae shared gutter space with floating cadavers Chopped hairy thighs Grass had grown wild and roads were trashed Overturned dustbins -- mushrooms on the spiky hides of...

Wanja, Sunny and Me

It’s around mid-day and I am at home I am alone because the sorghum plants in our farm are the size of small child crawling and so mother is at the shamba weeding Reki, my...

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