Men also cry

When Baraka heard the window in his living room shatter, his buttocks tightened and he felt a sharp pain in his chest. He opened his eyes wide in the dark, trying to see any shadows through curtained-off his window. His heart was pounding its way out of his chest cavity. He sat up slowly, not […]

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Men Playing God

For the first time ever, I am typing a blog post in a public place. I am in the school computer lab with a few other students. The mood reeks of Friday debauchery and cheap cologne. The guy closest to me has a colorful jacket, and baby locks with a bead tied against the front […]

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Highlights: 2017

The year has come to an end and frankly, I didn’t have deep introspective moments like meeting a dying man who gave me the secret to life. I would love to blame it on my ‘lack of financial freedom’ (read: broke as hell) but really it’s my meagerness in the adventurous spirit. That’s why I […]

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Girl by The Pool

I’m at a hotel somewhere along Thika Road. Let’s go swimming, they said, and although I don’t know how to, I tagged along. Now me not knowing how to swim is no lie, I have no idea. Not a clue. Throwing me in water is like pulling a trigger to my head, Kurt Cobain style. I […]

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Come Out

As drops of rain trickled down the window, moonlight glistening upon them and the rain pouring down furiously, a couple (a boy and a girl) are seated in their dorm room waiting for a taxi. You see, it’s a Friday night and in campus, they are obliged to ‘fall’ (kudunda) lest they become the boring […]

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The Good Guy

I’m tired of society and how ambiguously hypocritical it is. I’m tired of the double standards. I’m tired of people shouting and marching in the street with banners written ‘Gender Equality’ and making a specific day of the year a day to commemorate the same. I’m tired of how the ‘pious’ preach and castigate you […]

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