George Ojwaya

Your heart doesn’t immediately stop when you’re dying I would never have known this, had I not almost died If anything, it drops, like a feather blown gently by the wind...

The itch from Nyamasaria

As a young kid growing up, you go about doing the things growing up kids do You are a little troublemaker It comes with the territory But the constitution is very clear You go...

The ghosts of Lawi

-1- OLD SOULS I always knew it would be a girl for a first born I would name her Audrey Meaning strength and influence and grace To have a daughter and be her friend, the way my...

The Grandfather

That is not how he had thought he would die It is not even the place he thought he would be when he finally returned his soul to its owner above Granted, he had not really thought...

David Majak

It’s always hot The heat is unprecedented We sweat all the time, without the privileged benefit of air conditioning or rainfall You can’t really get comfortable This is what...

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...

The patient

On Wednesday you get home from dance class, exhausted, but that is expected It is not normal, but it is not strange either That night you get home, and as soon as you walk in,...

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...

Rethinking Kids

About a year and some change ago, I woke up next to a girl I had been dating for four years and held a conversation we should have held a long time before that It was about...

Nairobi Living

So here’s the hardest thing about living in Nairobi And I know I said it was the dating, in my last story But I think we all know what is actually the hardest thing about...

The bundle of joy

The thing is, I’m single again, and quite honestly, I don’t even believe it I say I’m single again like it happened last week, but it’s actually been an entire year since...

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