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Miseh Segero

In my dreams, I am standing right at the heart of one of the most important soccer stadiums in the world Maybe Camp Nou, or Wembley I can’t hear my heartbeat over the sound of a...

Catarina

The way this story ends is I end up in Barcelona, wondering how I can learn Spanish in 10 days, looking around this sunny seaside city in awe that somehow, my little unassuming...

Mama Cera

He’s back home and I don’t know what to tell him I never know what to tell him anymore Nothing I say helps Nothing I do makes a difference I look at the baby in the corner...

Baba Maureen

Here is how Maureen remembers it It was a weekend - and this she knows because she was not in school She was eight years old, you see, and that is how eight-year-olds break down...

Bob

"Did you have a graduation party" she asked We were on our way to a graduation party for one of her friends in Umoja I was driving, and she was riding shotgun This car I inherited...

Child of Sagana

I have been wearing a marvin for so long, I cannot even remember the days when I did not need to wear it But people, when they see me around campus for the first time, they think...

Lucia

When you grow up with nothing, everything outside of the air you breathe is a bonus When the only house you've ever known and the only seats you've ever loved are the three seater...

The Hill Born

I beat noise about my village all the time because that’s where my umbilical cord was buried, and my bones will be interred Until Colonel Apollo Aloka joined the Kenya Air...

A Soweto Massive

The first time I was in Soweto, I crossed the street in front of Mandela's house into a bar to have a shot called the Soweto toilet Yes, I had already gone to take the pictures in...

The Alchemist

It rains differently on this other side of the big valley Here, the rains give you a warning and enough time The first sign is in how the weather changes; the brightness of the...

The healing of Yazmin Lacey

Heal yourself Where does music come from And how is it that someone knows how to sing exactly what your soul is saying Who thinks up of these melodies, these chords, these lyrics...

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