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I Am Woman – Episode 10

I Am Woman – Episode 10 A Story By Brian Ngoma “I am sorry Tinashe,” I don’t know what came over me. I looked at him in disbelief. “Please I didn’t mean what I said,” he begged. “It’s late Marlon, I have to get Kasuli,” I said. We were outside Clara’s place. The drive to […]

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I Am Woman – Episode 9

I Am Woman – Episode 9 A Story By Brian Ngoma “Happy birthday Tinashe,” Diana and Clara shouted excitedly. 3rd February, 1998, I was celebrating my eighteenth birthday with my two closest friends together with my sister Kasuli. We were at Clara’s place and Clara had big news for us but she said it could […]

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I Am Woman – Episode 7

I Am Woman – Episode 7 A Story By Brian Ngoma Uncle Richard and papa never got along that much. Papa attributed the friction between them to how they were raised. They were fathered by one man but different mothers. While they were still young, they got along just fine till their teen years. Their […]

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I Am Woman – Episode 6

I Am Woman – Episode 6 A Story By Brian Ngoma “Tinashe, is Gary coming back,” Kasuli stared at me. I shifted uneasily. There was no answer to that question. There was nothing that I could say to an innocent soul like Kasuli. Fortunately, one of the relative’s children called her to play with the […]

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I Am Woman – Episode 5

I Am Woman – Episode 5 A Story By Brian Ngoma The Pain pierced through my heart as a sharpened blade passing through a knight’s heart in battle. I felt as empty as space. My eyes so sore like I had been bleeding blood. As I felt the little hand in my hand holding me […]

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I Am Woman – Episode 2

I Am Woman – Episode 2 A Story By Brian Ngoma “So how did it go with Fumbani,” Clara asked on our way home. “Yes tell us Tinashe,” Diana added curiously. Thinking about how Fumbani embarrassed me did me no good. From the time I talked to him, I didn’t enjoy anything that was happening […]

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I Am Woman – Prologue

I Am Woman – Prologue A Story By Brian Ngoma “Tinashe Mulongo!” Uncle Richard called me angrily. “This girl is disrespectful” His wife said. “We asked you a question and we demand an answer”, Uncle Richard looked at everyone for their approval. I had been silent the whole time I had arrived. All the important […]