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 sound of a community

If you have to ask what jazz is, you will never know Those are not my words, however much I wish they were I doubt I have come across a more poignant statement And, as an artisan...

Longing for a swim

Some of you have not taken an open bath in a freshwater lake, and it clearly shows It shows because you walk around Nairobi, like you know things, but you do not know this one...

End of sentence

I swear, in that moment of my short and relatively unencumbered childhood life, I was sure that I was dying It has started on a normal morning I woke up and got on the van to...

Space

As far as I was concerned, I had done nothing wrong Everyone could see that I was doing anything wrong Everyone who was paying attention that is We were at Space Lounge -...

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...

How to be a politician

[Excerpt from Elnathan John's new book, "Becoming Nigerian; A Guide", published by Cassava Republic press] The biggest mistake any person interested in politics can make is to...

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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