By Zan “Buddhist?” *insert supporting raised eyebrow here* But isn’t that for white people? Plus, don’t they pray to that statue of the fat dude?” These are the questions I get the minute something even remotely religious comes up. I’ve been asked these questions so often that I cannot help but giggle at their confusion. […]
By Lihle I know we sometimes let our parents down. But would you admit when your parents let you down? Would you confront them? Sure, they bought you clothes and food but there was a time when you needed them to tell you how much they love(d) you. There was a time you longed for […]
By Njoki “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” – Paul, In the Letter to the Galatians (Chapter 5 Verse 1.) On the 14th of Feburary Hon. William Ruto, Member of Parliament for Eldoret North constituency, called […]
By Thandeka My grandmother was blind, she lost her sight shortly after her husband’s death – my mother (my grandmother’s middle child) was around 6 years of age and her last-born was just an infant. She never knew what any of her five children grew to look like after that and never laid eyes on […]
by Giftedjenks The force of the wind brings tears to the outer corners of my eyes, Feeling the pressure against my chest I push forward, against the coldness on my skin. Briskly moving against the winds that are trying to hold me back, I think about our future , I think about our children who […]
By Tatenda I saw you Yellow Walker. You came to me ,momentarily, with kind eyes and turmeric skin. Your reticent laughter betrayed a humility I could not expect. You are not a shadow, Do you not see you Spirit?
By Thandeka Bhengu/ @MissNinaBrown Throw your bones; You’re dancing on your throne While you’re walking down the streets of your mind And you’re on a natural high. Breathe your dreams You stalked it in your sleep After you stared down the black cat in the yard And it swore to not cross path Feed your flame, […]
By Siya Mcuta I go to bed everyday wondering I cry myself to sleep as I don’t belong Floating. Yes, floating is the word I do not belong here and there. Introductions are made and I mention I am a mother, a sister, a lover and a daughter, I see confused faces some come to […]
By Lee Nova I am broken yet all of myself is intact. In this Lust I expected pieces. My soul resisting, Your heart persisting. There is no truth in this Yet lies don’t exist in this catch-22. It just is… it just happened.
By Sim Its funny how, you know you are able to do something, and when faced with a task, you shoot blanks. It’s what I’m experiencing right now. Call it performance anxiety. Now I could go down the male road, and lie, say this has never happened before. Or i can face it, it’s reality, […]