It is a very hot day. Temperatures are estimated to be in the upwards of eighty degrees. One can see waves of heat rising above metals and other reflective surfaces. One can feel how sweaty and sticky clothing clings to the body. No quantity of ice cream or cold carbonated drinks can keep the sweltering […]
Within 2 days of her arrival, I started noticing subtle changes in my house. You see, when I hang my clothes, I make sure the hooks are facing away from me. That way, I can easily get the hanger off the hanging rod. But since Linda moved in, she had started hanging my clothes with […]
Dear Jessica, The past 4 months have been an eye opener. Each morning as I commute to my ‘work place’, I see women coming back from the market; they’ve got huge loads on their heads, their babies strapped securely on their backs.
Trouble starts when the mother comes home one day looking happy; a smile on her face as she fumbles with the keys to unlock the door. The little girl only stops staring at the box television screen when the mother switches on the light. The little girl smiles and whispers, “Hello mother.” The mother shuts […]