Let words rain and reign


Feature

Remembering Alinane Mphande through poetry

When Makewana’s Daughters was starting out in 2015, one of our biggest challenges was to persuade people to send us their work.  So we would meet people in the corridors at work, and ask them
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Literary works

WHAT HE TOLD ME by Faith Mtoso

He told me He was  only a phone call away Yet when I called him I couldn’t reach him.   He told me he was only a breath away yet when I reached for him
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CAUSE I KNOW by Faith Mtoso

END VIOLENCE by Wongani Nyasulu

WHAT HE TOLD ME by Faith Mtoso

He told me He was  only a phone call away Yet when I called him I couldn’t reach him.   He told me he was only a breath away yet when I reached for him
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CAUSE I KNOW by Faith Mtoso

END VIOLENCE by Wongani Nyasulu

THE BEAUTIFUL MAN

He used to be her man. She dusts her house again. It doesn’t really need dusting, not after the thorough cleaning she has given it, but you never know. There might be dust lurking somewhere.
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Professor’s Daughter

Resting on death’s door

CHIKANDA: SCRATCHING BENEATH CHANCO’S SURFACE

Make Tawo: the door-to-door vegetable seller

In pursuit of my Destiny

Reviews

BOOK REVIEW

ANTHOLOGY: Winning Stories from the 2008 Malawian Girls’ Literary Competition REVIEWED BY: Makewana’s Daughters In 2008, a team comprising of the Malawi Writers Union (MAWU) and Stephanie Bosch from Cambridge organized a writing competition for
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Book Review

Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria


Women in Malawi's history

Rose Chibambo

Women in Malawi’s history: Rose Chibambo

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Guest Feature

Remembering Alinane Mphande through poetry · Read on

Before it was written down

Ngoza na Kasiwa

Ngoza na Kasiwa [Translated into English from Tumbuka] · Read on


Mpinimini

Mpinimini 2 · Read on


Mpinimini

Mpinimini 1 · Read on


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Mkazi Ng’ona 2(The crocodile wife 2) · Read on


LITERARY TERM
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VERBAL IRONY: This is the use of words to mean something different from what a person actually says (www.parklandsd.org/web/smith/files/2014/01/The-3-Types-of-Irony.pdf). Examples of irony in a poem, a play, a short story or a novel, might include
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