Monthly Archives: June 2010

A Strong Wind

A strong wind has uprooted me, and I cling to my roots, desperately trying to avoid being completely blown off into an angry sky. As I look up, a single ray of sunshine breaks through the storm clouds. Moments later, … Continue reading

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Siphiwe, you are welcome

Papa was waiting by the side of the road for me as always as I hopped out of the car and onto the craterous dirt road. “Siphiwe,” he greeted me, calling me by my Swazi name, and held out his … Continue reading

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We are already old men here

“Ngicela kukhuluma naPhesheya,” I said as I poked my head into Phesheya’s office, grinning. I want to speak with Phesheya. “Ah, unjani sisi?” said Phesheya, grinning back. How are you? I took a seat and laid down my stack of … Continue reading

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