Job is in a good mood. It is a fine Tuesday evening. He is already done with the day’s work, so he logs in to Facebook to see what the world has been about. “Hawa madktari wako na ujinga sana. Wafungwe kabisa. Lazima Korti ziheshimiwe,” he says to no one in particular. Lorna, seated on […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Sam eats his meal quietly. Jane, his wife, is also eating silently. Their spoons hit the plates and the clicking sounds are the only noises in the room. Sam looks up to see his wife studying him carefully. “What?” he asks defensively. “Don’t you think you are being too hard on yourself?” He does […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
Idriss is dejected. Why is life so unfair to him? He has worked so hard on this thesis. But his supervisor has let him down. The lecturer has never been in a hurry, though Idriss met all their agreed timelines. Now Idriss is going to miss out on the promotion. Nancy will surely get it […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.
This Saturday I strolled to my barber’s kiosk as I normally do. It is a warm morning, although it is not exactly sunny. My mind is preoccupied. I am trying to craft a string of comebacks for the barber’s partner. My barber is a Manchester City fan, and his partner is a Manchester United fan. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Peeps, we all have that one friend that we think really cares about us. Okay, some may feel like there is no one, because they have been hurt by people they trusted. But we all still have a yearning to be understood. To have someone whose loyalty we can count on. And sometimes that someone […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
NB: Because of certain transitions that might interfere with our proper functioning tomorrow, we will do this today. Another Thursday Special. “I have some weird pain in my chest,” Nancy says to her husband Philip, while looking at the television. She is watching her favourite soap opera. Philip looks up from the newspaper he is […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Meru men do not cry. As a matter of fact, a grown up man is not supposed to show any kind of emotion. Okay, in his younger days, he is allowed to express anger. Anger that can only be matched by the viciousness of his dog. The anger to be directed at maitha-enemies of the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“Kama wewe ni mwanaume pita hapa” Eric yells, drawing a line with his bare toes on the dusty ground. His eyes are red, on the point of tears and veins are protruding on his temples, pulsing rhythmically. John has just been taunting him, and he feels humiliated and demeaned considering it was in the presence […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.