Amina

“Amina! Dan Allah! Turo! Turo! (Please Push! Push!)”, Amina had never felt such pain in her fifteen years of existence. It was excruciating! Like all the muscles in her torso where twisting harder and tighter each time she took a breath. The pushing gave her slight relief but she felt so much pressure on her […]

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For Better, For Worse Part 3

Part 1, Part 2 It was exactly 7:00 pm and Zirwa laid still on the bedroom floor of her apartment. Mariam had insisted she stay with her, but her sister’s constant worrying was driving her crazy. All Mariam wanted to do was talk. Talk about her taking the pregnancy test, talk about separating from Dapo, […]

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Africa Writes At Bahati Books

Here at ElleAfrique we believe in an African voice, telling our own stories and empowering our own people, especially our women. Oftentimes, literary voices from the continent go largely unnoticed – lack of publishing infrastructure, funding and interest contribute to the shortage of African-centered stories. Despite the existence of talented writers from all over the continent, […]

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The Language Of Chemistry

Eric lay still on the bed, allowing his body to absorb the cool air steadily blowing from the air-conditioner. He enjoyed the calmness of the mood lighting in the room, and appreciated that it was currently the only source of light surrounding him. His mind raced back to his meeting with Carmen just a few hours ago. […]

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