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Long Time Coming


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»The last time I tried talking to Mother, she said, ‘Child, it is foolish to prescribe a pot-full of boiled beans to a case of acute flatulence.’ The way she hugs pain close to herself, as if to comfort pain, as if she does not know that even pain huggles close, it saddens me.«
from Pleasure in Long Time Coming

Chaltone Tshabangu


Chaltone began writing poetry in the early 1980s and took part in the then Bulawayo Eisteddfod Society poetry competition. He has taken part in the British Council sponsored Crossing Borders writing project and has won the 2005 BBC Short Story competition as well as the Intwasa Arts Festival short story competition for 2007. He is currently working on a collection of short stories.

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Short Story: Pleasure in Long Time Coming