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Category: Literary works

That torn afternoon


Nana
M'bawa


  Once upon a bright afternoon It was the hands Shaped like talons Those hands, they clawed their way Through me, Tore at my face Tore my afternoon Tore my fairy-tale Tore at the ribbons
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Professor’s Daughter


Chikondi
Mlozi


by Chikondi Favoured Mlozi The trembling of my lips made shouting impossible. Not that it would have helped. My voice would have only echoed, bounced across the house and frightened me upon its return. No
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Have you seen the mountains today?


Elita
Chamdimba


by Elita Chamdimba I didn’t know that the clouds could come down this low For the mountain that beckoned the clouds to come say ‘hello’ I didn’t know that the clouds dressed up in cotton
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Resting on death’s door


Wongile
Mbano


by Wongile M. In pieces I stirred to consciousness. I felt the impression of a thin soft blanket on my skin, the humidity of the room and the drip pinching on my wrists. My eyes
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Stolen Years by Chikondi Favoured Mlozi


Chikondi
Mlozi


The headache that had been bothering me since ma’s death over a decade earlier had gone away. The head that felt so heavy to carry felt light on this day. The sun rays that peeped
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