The Roses

A Short Story by Shameelah Khan I don’t understand isiXhosa, but this is a dialogue. He stood in-between the books A look of tenderness Bodies Bound by The un-fixing of spaces Traces of Chapman A forgotten library Preserved African knowledge Prayers Documented in the tongues, of the returned land, And Isixhosa A poem by an […]

Shack Dweller

An Artwork by Sacro Ngobese While extreme poverty continues to be one of the main challenges of our time and is a major concern of the international community, ending this scourge will require the combined effort of government, society, organizations and the private sector. There is both vulnerability and strength found within the poverty-stricken slums throughout […]

The Confessions of St Anger: Of Ghosts, Snakes and Sleeping dogs

A Short Story By Marguerite Ward “I want a dog” “We have five dogs already” “No. You have five dogs. I want a dog that’s mine” Scary. Scary and grumpy. Those are the words most typically used by strangers upon meeting my beloved St Anger. I teased him once about his first impression, describing him as […]