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Category: Literary works

The Morning After


Asante
Mtenje


by Asante Lucy Mtenje                  It haunts me still, long after I have expunged the guilty pleasure of the velvety touch of the cold yet warm satin on
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The first call/army of termites


Makewana's Daughters


By  Alinane ‘Naphi’ Mphande Slowly I watched it grow From a speck to a row Mesmerized I watched as they came One, two, three, four, scores and scores of them Fascinated I beheld them build
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In Her Shoes


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Mtenje


By Asante Lucy Mtenje   In her shoes, those shoes, those two sizes too big, worn out “kanavasi” she drags along to the dumpsters to rummage through the wilting, rusty banana and mango peels, disregarding
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Stranger


Makewana's Daughters


By Priscilla Kanjirawaya I slightly move the curtain and a bright light illuminates my room. The sun must have risen a few hours ago. It is no surprise though that the sun had risen and
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Death’s Contours


Makewana's Daughters


BY ASANTE LUCY MTENJE It is the summer just before the rains. The blouse I had worn that day clings stubbornly to my torso as I try to shift my tired body on the reed
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