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Losing It (by @judyannetm)

Losing It (by @judyannetm)

You steal a glance at the man seated across from you. He catches you at it and smiles warmly. You return the smile and go back to the food you are nibbling at. Chicken and roasted potatoes; it has always been your dinner of choice. […]

Tom Tom Odhiambo

Tom Tom Odhiambo

Tom Tom Odhiambo was conceived a girl but, in the progress of his mother’s pregnancy, life decided he should be born a boy. Whether it was life’s design or his father’s constant visits to the witch doctor in Rachuotho, we will never know. As he […]

Death via Shit and Urine

Death via Shit and Urine

Have you ever fallen down one of those manholes in Nairobi’s Central Business District? Neither have I. But I’ve imagined what it would be like. Those few seconds you think you can win the tag of war between you and gravity followed by the fewer […]

Cain

Cain

He walked past the world, face down as if in converse with the earth. His feet kissed the pavement, blisters for love bites, as his toes slowly caressed the concrete. His was a blank expression, a mask to hide the battles ranging within. A blanket […]