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 […]
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.
She wakes up weak, pale and blank. The emptiness she feels is choking. The problem is farfetched. Is it the ukwa she ate last night or the sex of last month when her fiancée came? She wouldn’t know.
We stood on the other side of the road, at the edge of the pedestrian crossing. Our bodies were in the way and yet somehow still managed to let traffic pass. He stood talking business with his friend, while the friend’s girlfriend and I stood aside and watched people pass. We saw who was rushing […]
Yes, it is all in my head. No, I cannot snap out of it. Pick me up. Bring me down Turn me all around. It is like a roller-coaster in my head and it drives me crazy! Funny isn’t it? How we expect to get ill, even sign up for medical insurance. Illness in any […]
I am a Kikuyu. My name is Ngatia. I speak the language fluently and can read and write in it. In fact, it was the first tongue I learnt. My mother tongue. I can name all 9 (+1) clans. Though I’m worse than frozen steak where business is concerned, I still am a legit, original […]