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Category: Literary works

A woman’s experience as a domestic worker: Loreen Kawonga’s Narrative


Makewana's Daughters

Everyday Naratives

My name is Loreen Kawonga. My mother is from right here in Zomba. My father was from the North. We were mainly raised by our mother.  As we were growing up, there were some problems
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Initiation


Susanna
chiyepa

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Today we dance for you Telling you what needs to be done And what shouldn’t be done Today we dance. Don’t dance, young woman, Observe and listen.   Today we dance Look at our graceful
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Memory


Okota
Ng'oma

Memory

I make that journey With the rapid pace of a time-traveller No seat-belts to fasten Just sitting here and I’m miles and miles away Miles from somewhere, from nowhere To a place that’s warm That’s
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The Poet Tree


Okota
Ng'oma

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The poet-tree I climb and clamber Searching, I fall, but I go back Climb again, Grasping at the branches of the poet-tree.   I breathe in the scent among the leaves Sometimes it’s like pine,
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The Impala


Wongile
Mbano

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The Impala What is it in an Impala that triggers the most destructive urges in a lion? Is it the helplessness? Is the vulnerability? Is it the powerlessness? Or is it its futile efforts to
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