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Pab Remo

Before Deogratias grew fat, and before I grew a kitambi, we used to play football together My old man was a footballer in his days of yore That was before his kidneys pulled a...

Defying the Games Master

I have been searching my brain for his name, but it just won’t come All I have are vague memories of his face, and receding hairline; my high school’s Games Master I was...

Under the Shadows of Malcolm X

“I’ve never been one of inaction Everything I’ve ever felt strongly about, I’ve done something about” - Malcolm X From the start, I will confess my fanatical obsession...

A rebel’s apology

I get home at 10pm, partly because of Oduor Jagero's True Citizen book launch, and partly because the house has been unbearable lately It happens to the best of us, especially...

What If I Am An African Writer?

There is an interesting page in The Autobiography of Malcolm X when he recounts how as a young man he used to conk his hair Conking involved the use of a hair straightener gel...

Quitting Heroin

You know how they say addiction happens to you without you knowing it That you start off thinking all you need is just one little taste And one becomes two, three…sixteen And...

Just Like Daddy

I found something remotely sardonic about Tony; the way he spoke about his father’s demise like it was one of those things There was no smoke in his voice, he did not choke on...

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