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First Times

Vuyo R. Seripe


I wake up from high stupor … “shit … too much skunk!” I think to myself, with my pants half on, my leg hangs over a really small single bed. A man breathes next to me, he’s alive unlike me. My leg hurts cramped, it hurts and I struggle to lift it up, my dislocated knee clicks back into place. He still has all his clothes on, breathing heavily.

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JENdA: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. ISSN: 1530-5686 (online).
Editors: Nkiru Nzegwu; Book Editor: Mary Dillard.

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