It all started with tea. Heaven knows it started with the tea! That silent surge in my cup..
I waited a million years for you. Rivers rushed, crushed and parched, while I waited. Languages flourished and faded, while I waited. And then we met… and layers of endless time warped you and me into a pod …
We met on a bus. I got instantly attracted to him. It was a deep connection, something I couldn’t understand. I always thought he looked like one of my cousins, with whom I shared a grandfather who had roots in a village where this man is rooted. Just today I realised how much he looked […]
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, […]
PART 1 My father knew I was a man before I became a man. The act of becoming and the reality of becoming may be used interchangeably. Stories have it that I was named immediately my mother took in. My father defied the odds of “what if it is a girl in there?” and went […]
I sat there on the bench looking intently as my friend played with the deep red dirt that surrounded us. So peculiar, for an adult to play with dirt I thought. “Come,” she beckoned to me, “Sit with me and hold some of it, it’s not that bad’. “I have a date later, I can’t […]