Don’t Make Me A Woman Again!

    The woes of being a woman Somehow on the day she was born She dint have a penis! But she had trouble. Trouble that she would live and die with. As a young girl she was to sit properly Not over ride bicycles Not climb trees Not walk at night Not shout back,…

The 2017 Writivism Prize Shortlist

Originally posted on Writivism:
The joint shortlist for two 2017 Writivism prizes has been announced today (Monday July 17, 2017). The shortlists were selected by the two different panels of judges for the two respective categories of this year’s prizes. The Short Story Prize is judged by Helon Habila (chair), Sumayya Lee, Ayesha Harruna Attah,…

When Love Was Still A Verb

  As they lay together at the shores of the sea, all that surrounded them at that time was themselves. Obviously the birds in the nearby tree were singing sweet lullabies, as if nodding in their oblivion to what was taking place between their souls, it was a beautiful synchronized melody. The water that was…

The Stomach That Doesn’t Hide

      Show me a man that doesn’t exercise and I will partly see a man with a pot belly.   This is Africa and that is where we live. Yes, reality check, thanks. And in Africa, the bigger a man is, the more he is deemed to have money. But hey, what are…

Dear Cold Thighed Nairobi

    Nairobi blues. When biting coldness doesn’t bite Tuesday night, the 16th of September found us on the road to Nairobi for a writers’ festival called Story Moja festival. By Wednesday morning, we were forging our way through the busy, mind boggling, Swahili packed city center. I guess where the bus stopped us must…