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A Township Child

by Rahiem Whisgary   Watching things die has always unnerved me. Then again, I’ve always been strange. I tend to notice rather unsettling subtleties that occur when a body is on the brink of death – subtleties that, it seems,

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Pinky

by Brian Khumalo   The taxi conductor opens the door swiftly. Pinky is immediately confronted with a rush of a sweet musky scent. This precious moment is soon distorted by the heavy odour of cigarettes and perspiration oozing out of the

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Kindness

by Abigail George   The red seed of an abortion flowing out of the woman’s body. Nobody talks about backstreet abortions anymore in Johannesburg. You can go to any clinic. The red seed growing and growing of cancer cells. How

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Alexandra Wallace

by Abigail George   Left behind, out on the edge, to smile with all walls closing in on me, interiors seeking closure, comfortable borderlines distinct and pretty, infinite and mapping out a precariously wacky, sweet, precocious personality. Talking to yourself

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The Traditional Witch (extract of the unpublished novel witched dance)

by Dicho Disashi Ilunga (edited by Rowan Bill Williams)   I had just turned seventeen in the year that Uncle Sello came to fetch me. He promised my mother and my grandmother that he and his wife, Jeane, would feed

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