The holidays are here and the hot coastal town of Mombasa beckons, with its beaches and the promise of good times! Sadly, many clueless people with grand dreams of having a great time at the beach will visit Mombasa and head right to Pirates Beach, which is hands down, the shittiest, most crowded of […]
First they came for the activists and twitter personalities, They thrashed the striking students from the local universities, I did not speak out— Because I was not an activist. I did not like Jacob Juma anyway and the students threw stones at my car. Then they came for the CORD protestors shouting on the streets, […]
It is early on a Saturday afternoon; we have finished our general and personal cleaning and are waiting for the bell to announce lunch time. This is one of the few times we get to chill out in our shorts and tees watching hawks, sometimes butterflies, and fantasize about life after boarding school. But at […]
Guidelines for submissions:- · It is open to ALL African poets (living anywhere in the world), who will not have published a full-length collection of poetry by May 2016 · Submissions should be original, in English and not more than 40 lines each. Submit using Times New Roman, single-spaced and size 12. Local languages are […]
Guidelines for submissions: · “We are looking forward to Africa themed haiku i.e. haiku about African sights and sounds. Haiku must contain clear images, settings and juxtaposition. Haiku must be concise and as brief as possible (though 17 syllable haiku are welcome).
It started with a toothbrush. It’s always the toothbrush that announces the arrival of another. Hers was red, mine was blue. And when back then they stood facing each other in the tiny cylindrical basket, they looked like enemies sizing each other.