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Cold Comforts by Ann Churcher

Cold Comforts by Ann Churcher

In 1964 the country in Africa, Nyasaland, where I had lived since I was four became independent from Britain. I returned to England in the same year – mother in tow – to seek my own independence After completing my measly few ‘O levels’ at my hated government boarding school in Nyasaland, it began to […]

September 18, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Gloria D. Gonsalves – When a Pleasure Giver Seizes Your Body

Gloria D. Gonsalves – When a Pleasure Giver Seizes Your Body

And when a pleasure giver last arrives, To seize your body with doings, You must give in. You have been innocent and unaware, A maiden to ways of bodily pleasure. Respond not joyfully, To hasty direct manoeuvres, That seduce your body not, To eloquent state of being wanted. Until wantonly treatment is guaranteed, No soul […]

June 30, 2014 | By | Reply More
Gloria D. Gonsalves – I am a Child of Tanzania

Gloria D. Gonsalves – I am a Child of Tanzania

Blood of my ancestors speak, that I am wisdom within. History from Olduvai Gorge, that I am knowledge of evolution. Unbroken caldera Ngorongoro, that I am the wonder within. Our elephant is largest on land, that I have power to leap forward. Great lakes of East Africa, that I am source of greatness. Mighty height […]

February 28, 2014 | By | 4 Replies More
Gloria D. Gonsalves – A Haughty Woman

Gloria D. Gonsalves – A Haughty Woman

My wide hips dance, to melodious tones, of my tight thighs, I am a soprano, of unique creation. My lips sing, a song of praise, about a  mouth, whose thick flesh, I naturally possess. My chest comforts, young and old, as they weep hard, on soft wellness, of my big twos. I possess not, the […]

February 28, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
Violent Grief by Florence Olajumoke Williams

Violent Grief by Florence Olajumoke Williams

It’s days now and I still don’t want to remember. I want to keep moving in this dream state I’ve been since that day and never wake. I don’t yet have the mental strength to talk about it. The doctors here say I’m in shock and it might take months before I snap out of […]

November 30, 2013 | By | 8 Replies More