Chelsy Maumbe

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As l sat around the campfire for the first time in ages l felt safe, l felt like this was home and that these broken, hurt and unhappy young adults were my family. They knew that what l felt was not imaginary but rather real and l...
It had been a very long arduous day; my feet ached and I felt them scream in protest as I gingerly hobbled towards our heat emanating campfire. My muscles surrendered to exhaustion as I slumped down on the ground and with minimal effort crawled into my warm...
Trust and Love She looked in on him as she had come to do each week on her arrival into the sprawling and densely packed community where she worked. Sara was European but had spent many years in Africa and loved working with Africans in their...
ESMERELDA By Rob Fynn, (Author of biography, Angel in a Thorn Bush, where this story features.) I had an Island once on the great Lake Kariba, off shore the Matusadona National Park. It was named after the brave and famous Rupert Fothergill who...
Sitting around a camp fire at night is a delight! The crackling wood, the magical changing colors in the flames, the sparks flying off into the night…no where I would rather be. Does the hypnotic affect of the warm colors woe...
Today, 9 August 2019, marks my fifty-fourth year as a resident at the Matapi Flats in Mbare. I must say, life has not been so cosy and rosy after all, but l have survived. “Hodha bhero! Hodha bhero!” It’s always a scramble to get access to the...
The first rule of the jungle when you get lost is that you should stop and take in all the details of your surroundings. Seem like I had forgotten that. I paced around confidently as I summoned all my navigator knowledge from the boy-scout expeditions I had...
Two years ago I was staying temporarily with a friend in town. On my way to her apartment a woman stopped me. She had a baby on her back and was holding the hand of an adolescent. They were very dirty, thin and clearly in distress. She asked if I’d seen her son Tatenda (which means...
Women just aren’t emotionally capable of handling such a job. David; 32 of age, College graduate, bachelor, the best in the company and my ultimate rival. The devil incarnate himself.My blood bubbles like hot larva beneath my skin just remembering his awful words. How dare he utter such...
An intense gaze hooded with anguished and enraged brown eyes laced with mine- holding them captive without any sign of relenting mercies. Reality slowly seeped in as I realised that I was no longer entitled to the devoted love, trust and hope I had always known. "Will...
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