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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The Traditional Witch (extract of the unpublished novel witched dance)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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Two stories by Mlungisi Tshabangu

Dynamics of Productive Coorperation “Without my efficient services, food and fluid intake would cease.  Within 72hours all systems would be seriously compromised and, one by one, start shutting down.  Death would undoubtedly follow.  Furthermore, I assist in the verbal articulation

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Two Stories by Hlengiwe Mnguni

by Hlengiwe Mnguni   He doesn’t know whether to accept or refuse the R20 note she holds out to him. He tries to brush off the suggestion of payment: “forget it, it’s cool. I was…” He hasn’t finished the sentence

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