The bright blue of the sky is dotted here and there by the yellows and the reds of the kites. The children, my grandchildren, run round and round the compound chasing the wind. They glow; their joy is infectious. To look at them is to remember when I was young, when I would run, […]
• How can you describe yourself in a summarized manner? Fire spitting, eyebrow raising, selfie taking, knowledge saying young Kenyan with Somali origins.
• How can you describe yourself in a summarized manner? I would say most of the time I am soft spoken and introverted though once I am comfortable I can get quite extroverted. I would say I live in my mind and once I come outside it is for the sake of civility. I am […]
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 […]
If you have an hour to spare today, take a stroll in Nairobi’s Central Business District and claim a spot on one of our “Do not sit here” benches. Take your time to stare and watch as the masons of this nation go about their construction. You will certainly notice that they have recently acquired […]
In 2009 Ngatia and Tonny, who make half of the Story Zetu team; along with Michael Muraya, (who was Ngatia’s submissive “mono”) and myself were asked by Mr. Mawira, (a teacher of French and a closeted writer) to write a few poems for publication. Publication meaning he would type them out, print them, then publish […]