Musings

Dark and Full of Terrors

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Image of a house on a moonlit night

For kawaida Kenyans who are just trying to make a life, Nairobi is bad vibes, we know this.  But after spending the better part of 2020 at the coast, I had missed some of the comforts of home: fast food that gets to the house half an hour after I’ve ordered it, constant WiFi (when […]

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Next Door

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Next Door

The first time you meet him, you are bent over a bucket, with your sweatpants rolled up to your lower thighs, a satin scarf tied around your head in the same way your grandmother ties hers and your fingers wrinkling. It is Saturday and you are washing two weeks’ worth of laundry—bedsheets and towels included. […]

Musings

Do Right By Your Own-Part Two

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do right by your own

I read a book and started to write about it (kind of) last week and then I got carried away into another topic. It happens. But not today. Today I am going to stay on track and we’re going to talk about women and the ways in which they need to do right by each […]

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This Thing, Youth

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I should probably start by saying; I have no idea what I’m doing. Really. I have a habit of starting new things out of rage. Okay, no. Frustration. Yeah, let’s call it frustration. Rage is that ugly thing that makes a woman slash the tires of her 37 year old boyfriend who happens to have […]