The Good Years & Other Poems – Tryphena Yeboah

The Good Years & Other Poems Tryphena Yeboah The Good Years For D In this photograph, I keep returningto our eyes – mine, distant and hopeful,yours, eager and joy spilling over.Nobody would look at us now andthink of the brutal history between us,how we came close...

God Has Retired – Wayne McCray

God Has Retired Wayne McCray Rihuana is sitting in bed. Nude with legs crossed. In her lap is a legless bamboo breakfast tray. It’s an ideal flat surface for laying out ground weed so she can roll blunts. For the last 30-plus years, six days a week, she twists...

It was 2002, and We Were Unbwogable – Clarie Gor

It was 2002, and We Were Unbwogable Clarie Gor Unbwogable From Gidi Gidi Maji Maji’s 2002 single, ‘Who Can Bwogo Me’ Definition: [someone] who cannot be scared.   It was 2002, and we were unbwogable. Half of our fathers were in Sierra Leone on United Nations...

Tailed – Bongani Sibanda

Tailed Bongani Sibanda The tall, thin woman’s tail resembled a monkey’s – long, bushy, and grey. Perhaps it is, Busi thought, watching the woman measure her tail and declare, excitedly, that it was 51 inches, just four inches shy of the 55 she’d aimed for. When she...