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The African Writers

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Tasting Fear

I smelt fear for the first time when mom died. Strangers, loud mouthed and boisterous, dragged us through dark alleys smelling of rotting red meat and wilting vegetables, yelling “I have what you want”, “Come, buy from me”. Dad always…

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Vapours

Happiness was not something Esther was used to. She had never felt its popular comforting arms around her. She saw life as hard and grey as stone. Every day was always unkind to her. Each day leaving her with nothing…

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