Seduction

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By Fran She asks me to stand up, stand right in front of her. She tells me to undo my pants and lower them. I hesitate. This is not what I signed up for. She asks me again as her eyes dance with childlike curiosity. I oblige. She watches me silently as I fiddle with […]
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So called freedom

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By Sibongile Portia Jonas If this so called freedom exists It must be buried under the bodies of raped and murdered women It dwells in the millions of squatter camps It clots in the bloody grounds of Marikana The pieces of its broken heart tries to cut and crack the feet of feminists It drowns […]
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Outset

HOLAA, ithongomusings, Queer Africa, LGBTI
By Audi / @soniaaudi1 It was always the same story. She would want him as much as he wanted her. She would moan and arch her back as she danced to the rhythm of their foreplay. Heaven… Oh sweet, blissful heaven! If only it would go all the way… As the seconds counted down, fear would […]
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Public Pride. Private Shame.

HOLAA, Johburg Peoples Pride
By Lerato We walked through Hillbrow. The sun, a merciless reminder of the harsh reality of our existence. We were defiant. Some of us more tired than defiant, but relentless. Nevertheless. It took a lot for this march to come together. The organisers of the Johannesburg People’s Pride (JPP) had their fair share of gremlins, […]
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