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Limbo
Liminal, lost
Limb lopped.

Late nights in bars and on night buses.
Last trains to home departing on lonely platforms.
Lamps lit,
Licked by cold.

Long Street, liquor,
Losing sense of sense and sensory,
Lacklustre lust.
Lists of the pros and cons.
Listless longing.
Love?

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About the Author:

Jen Thorpe - profileJen Thorpe is a feminist writer and researcher from Cape Town, South Africa. She is a passionate advocate for women’s rights and has worked in this field for six years. She has an MA in Politics from Rhodes University, and recently completed her first novel ‘The Peculiars’ through the UCT Creative Writing Masters Programme. Look for it in stores soon.

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Ainehi Edoro is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she teaches African literature. She received her doctorate at Duke University. She is the founder and editor of Brittle Paper and series editor of Ohio University Press’s Modern African Writer’s imprint.

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