She turns in her bed, restless. She rolls over, pulls the duvet up to her armpits. Then she rolls again and covers herself fully. She turns and faces the wall. Then she turns again and lies on her back. Finally she gives up on sleeping and switches on the light again. She picks the book […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
“Philip, the graduation list is out!” Liz exclaims on the phone. They had been close friends for most of their campus life. “Yea, I have seen it,” “You are not on the list. What on earth is going on?” “When I become the dean I will answer you” Philip replies, laughing. “How can you even […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
She picks the list and goes through it. Tomatoes, check. Cabbages, check. Meat, check. Apples…who was to bring apples? She picks another list and goes through it: Tomatoes-Samuel Cabbages-Faith Meat-Solomon Sugar-Hellena Apples-George Juice-Bridget Spices-Valentine She picks her phone and scrolls down until she gets George’s number and dials. “George wapi apples?” “Aki imekuwa ngumu, […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
The pounding on my bedroom door woke me up. But for a while, in that dreamy state, I was not sure whether it was a dream or the reality. But then my mother called out my name, and I was suddenly fully alert. “Mwenda, ukira (wake up)” There was some urgency in her voice that […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.