Blandish

By Cisi Eze I C E, Nigeria “MAY I KISS YOU?” She rushed those words out in one breath. She was shy. Smoking a wrap of weed had not emboldened her. As though her shyness were contagious, you blushed and tore your gaze away. “Aww, shit,” you whispered as you ran your fingers through your […]
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A Bad Habit

By Chykychy That’s what I’m calling it now. Nothing but a bad habit. I subconsciously slap my wrist and harshly whisper to myself, “Why won’t you just stop it Brenda!” I did this in the same way a mother would to her naughty little son after she caught him sneaking a lick from the sugar […]
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Small Truths

By Eyebags and Melanin I have stayed with myself longer than I have with anyone else. Longer than I have stayed with my good poetry, with my friends. Longer than I have stayed with my many loves and family. But some things have stayed longer than others. They stuck to me. No one warned me […]
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The need for relationship counselling services for those in African LGBTI community

By Kylie Kiunguyu Premarital counselling is a type of therapy that helps couples prepare for marriage. Premarital counselling can help ensure that you and your partner have a strong, healthy relationship, giving couples a better chance for a stable and satisfying marriage. It helps partners improve their ability to communicate, set realistic expectations for marriage and […]
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Nyelethi (short story)

*Trigger warning: abelist language by NYAR Afrika “Are you okay?” I ask her as I gently kiss her neck. “mmh” she mumbles, her mind seemingly far away. “You are thinking of your husband again.” She goes unnaturally still in my arms. “No” she blatantly lies. “I am thinking about us.” That surprises me. She never […]
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Where is your husband?

HOLAAfrica, HOLAA, Black women
By Kuukua Dzigbordi Yomekpe “Hi! My name is Antoinette. I’m forty. I’m independent, single and happy.” “Hi Antoinette! Welcome,” a chorus of women’s voices responds. “Em…hello? My name is Kuukua…this is my first meeting. Oh…and I’m thirty-four.” “Hi Kuukua! Welcome.” A chorus of women’s voices respond yet again. “Welcome to WWISH, Kuukua, a place for […]
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