Monthly Archives: January 2014

New Story by TJ Benson, Nigeria

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TJ Benson, whose “Waiting for Beauty” we feature in hour fiction section,  is a male Nigerian short-story writer whose works have appeared in the 14th issue of the Sentinel Literary magazine, the Kalahari Review, Myne Whitman, Aspire.org.ng. He works as a columnist for the online magazine afrisphere.com.  He was published in the annual Contemporary Literary Review, India,  and he started…

Arabella Grayson Reviews “Saturday Comes” by Carine Fabius

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With an insider’s intimacy, author Carine Fabius, in Saturday Comes: A Novel of Love and Vodou, dispels the religious, social and cultural stereotypes and myths shrouding her native Haiti in an atmospheric coming-of-age tale that pits the bourgeois Chenet family against the impoverished Saint Fleurs – their live-in cook Jizzeline and her young daughter Maya. Driven…

New Poems by Ian C. Smith, Australia

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Ian C Smith’s work has appeared in Axon:Creative Explorations,The Best Australian Poetry, London Grip, Poetry Salzburg Review, Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, The Weekend Australian,& Westerly  His latest book is Here Where I Work,Ginninderra Press (Adelaide).  He lives in the Gippsland Lakes area of Victoria, Australia.           What is it about rain?   Surrounded all…

New Poems from Chichichapatile Mangochi, Malawi

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Chichichapatile Mangochi, is pseudonym of Nixon Mateulah. Nixon Mateulah was born in Lilongwe, Malawi. He moved to South Africa in 1996. He is a poet, writer, script writer and playwright. He has published numerous short stories and poems in numerous publications: Storymoja, Reporter, Poetry Institute of Africa anthologies, Aerodrome, New Vision, Christian Poetry Anthology, Journey of Faith, Nations, etc. His debut novel, A…

New Poems by Thompson Charlie, Zimbabwe

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Thompson Charlie was born in 1968, in Highfield, Harare in Zimbabwe. He grew up in Mufakose Township where he attended school at Mufakose 1 High School before joining the teaching service in 1986.He has taught in a number of schools in the Mashonaland East province of Zimbabwe.He also contributed poetry and short stories in the Tsotso literary magazine in…

Flash Fiction: “Two Men at a Party” by Uche Peter Umez

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The room throbbed with adults – some men dancing with their girls, others leaning intimately against the wall. Flavour was crooning about big arse on the music player. The air was a purple haze, warm, soothing, though it stank of thick fragrances The two friends were laughing hard over a joke, when Amaechi held Chukwudi’s…

New Poems from Ali Znaidi, Tunisia

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Ali Znaidi (b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia where he teaches English. His work has appeared in The Rusty Nail, The Tower Journal, Mad Swirl, Stride Magazine, Red Fez, BlazeVox, Otoliths, streetcake, Ink Sweat and Tears, & elsewhere. His debut poetry chapbook Experimental Ruminations was published in September 2012 by Fowlpox Press (Canada). He also has a short-short fiction manuscript…