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Warning Shots
...sound from peacetime Mozambique... a short story and two poems from Domi Chirongo
A new tale from Commonwealth Short Story competition winner, Uduak Isong Oguamanam
Poems of Conscience
From Rassool Synman, South African poet
Leading Nigerian poet, Uche Nduka, with two prose poems
Child's Play
A spot of urban warfare; short fiction with David Chislett

Firoze Manji  

A New Pan-Africanism

The first part of a conversation with Pambazuka News' Firoze Manji

The Teacher
Phephelaphi Dube's very short fiction of a teacher's turmoils
Street Life in Ouagadougou
Slovenian writer, Sonja Porle, on a journey through Burkina Faso
A Sedate Revolution
Okey Nwamadi's Silent Waters reviewed
Annette Quarcoopome   Minshinii

Tender love turns steelly in Annette Quarcoopome's story from Ghana
The Last Call
Kenyan writer, JKS Makokha, in a moving tribute to the unknown phone
Angus of God
A rural teacher builds an unexpected friendship in this Linda Colleen Saunders story
Asaba's Comprehensive Rains
Hometown poetry reprises a genocide of the Biafran war


No. 6 is our special War and Peace Issue, with contributions on the theme — from essays through poetry — from seventeen countries across Africa and her Diaspora. Welcome, 

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Art by Khumbulani Mpofu
Squatter Camp
Isabella Morris reviews the art of Zimbabwean artist, Khumbulani Mpofu

Glock for Sale
Aryan Kaganof and friend are mugged in Jo'burg's urban jungle. Good thing he is packing his pistol. Or is it?

Where have all the Years Gone?
asks Patricia Jabbeh Wesley as she returns to a Liberian homeland laid waste by war

Rumours of War
Cameroonian writer, Kangsen Feka Wakai remembers his father's arrest during his Bamenda schooldays

Akin Adesokan

Ti-Jean Beats the Devil

Akin Adesokan,
Barack Obama

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Letters to the Editor

Gabriel Okara, the Nun River Poet
   Things Fall Apart at 50; Features
AWS, Chinua Achebe & all Those Books III
Morroccan scholar, Nourdin Bejjit wraps up his conversation with James Currey in the final of a 3-part interview
Upon first reading Things Fall Apart . Snap reactions from Amatoritsero Ede and Cheluchii Onyemelukwe

Four poems from Rwandan-Ugandan writer, Paula Akugizibwe
A Splash of Glory
Poems from Angela Amalonye Nwosu, with intimations of angels and eternity
The Call
A sequence of six poems from Nigerian poet, Eyitemi Egwuenu
A Family Affair
A junketing father is reduced to domestic circumstances, in this short story by Nigeria's Ayobami Adebayo
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Tales by Conversation
A special conversational tale for the War and Peace edition of . Plus, links to back issues

Grace Kim  

Grace Kim

Korean-South African poet presents a collection of insightful images in poetry

A Sister's Chant
Urban warfare. Short story from Mncedisi Mashigoane: a wife in xenophobic South Africa launders her husband's guilt

Dambudzo Marechera Festival

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Tales a Cabbie told me
2 tales from the Cairo Streets from Egyptian writer & film producer, Khaled Al Khamissi

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I decided on the girl in reception, Grace. I had seen the way she looked at me. Zukiswa

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