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All writings by: Timwa Lipenga

Remembering Alinane Mphande through poetry


Timwa
Lipenga


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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HEARTLAND


Timwa
Lipenga

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I sat next to a man with a broken heart on the bus. I heard the ventricle doors Being slammed Off their hinges Strong valves rendered helpless As he held the photo of A smiling
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CHIKANDA: SCRATCHING BENEATH CHANCO’S SURFACE


Timwa
Lipenga


A chief tells the story of her relationship with the University of Malawi’s Chancellor College. She remembers the sugarcane, vast across the land. She also remembers the milk, abundant and free of charge. Those are
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Remembering Rose Chibambo: a tale of journeys


Timwa
Lipenga


Rose Chibambo is gone. As I hunt for memories with which to pay tribute to her, to recapture echoes of her voice, I think of the many ways in which people will remember her, depending
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