Some wounds cut too deep to heal, Abraham. That promise, that God will raise us to such a height that we may glimpse the men we aspire to be, and his grace, like the heat of the sun, will burn away the men we have become, was all child’s play.
Bongani Kona is a freelance journalist whose writing has appeared in Rolling Stone (South Africa), Mail & Guardian, Sunday Times, Cape Times, City Press and elsewhere. He is a contributing editor at Chimurenga, a pan-African publication of culture, art and politics. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 1985, he is currently studying towards a master’s in creative writing at the University of Cape Town. Of At Your Requiem, he says, ‘I wanted to explore the idea of childhood trauma and how that echoes into our adult lives. So instead of a literal journey, I wanted to chart the inner space of two young men
who have lived through some kind of nightmare.’ Follow Bongani on Twitter @bongani_kona.