Baba Maureen

ere 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...

Bad Manners

It has been over two decades since I saw Zahra I cannot even remember her face now because my memory is a dot If we met on the street, and we most likely have, we’d pass each...

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...

Stephan’s War

Isn’t it funny how you can never remember falling asleep Ama it is just me You can remember being sleepy, but that transition into slumber is always wiped from our hard drives...

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...

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