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 […]
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 […]
• How can you describe yourself in a summarized manner? Fire spitting, eyebrow raising, selfie taking, knowledge saying young Kenyan with Somali origins.
My mind, my soul, my intuition was dead, Woke up this morning and found a letter that read; ‘I rise, in the depth of solitude I am who I am, In the spirit of humility I am who I am, In the spirit of togetherness I am, Nelson Mandela. In the face of revolution I […]
I am a man, I have few strands of hairs under my jaw, I have a baritone voice, I have few whiskers above my upper lip. Again, I stand up to urinate. Finally, I have erections every morning when I wake up. The reason for this unconventional and outlandish style of starting an essay is […]
Last week, the news of the solidarity march for the detained Radio Biafra Director went viral like the news of a pastor who was caught masturbating. The whole place was muffled up in that news.