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#DearAbi I don’t want to be a nice guy anymore!

#DearAbi I don’t want to be a nice guy anymore!

Dear Abi, I hope this missive finds you well and in good spirit after Valentine’s day. I’ll get straight into it. Is there a way to write/talk about about being a nice guy without sounding pretentious? The nice guy notion is something I’ve been struggling with for […]

Love in Cliche

Love in Cliche

He lay next to her watching her fade away, leaving him. The slight warmth of her body the only reminder that he was not yet alone. He squeezed her hand gently, the only way he can now tell her he still loved her. These hands […]

Yes, Kenyans read but…..

Yes, Kenyans read but…..

By now most of you know my stand on the debate about whether Kenyans read or not. A lot of the mainstream conversations claim that we do not but I am of the contrary opinion with regards to the matter. I believe Kenyans read. Or […]

The Space Between Living and Existing

The Space Between Living and Existing

To live, is to find meaning beyond existence freedom, is to overcome these waves of resistance.   I seek space, a vacuum to build my own identity, but each day I have to face the reality that misery loves company and mine receives too much […]

Death Misunderstood

Death Misunderstood

I met death seated under a jacaranda tree as Muthui’s body hang lifeless from the longest branch. It was a chance meet and I know I shouldn’t have been walking around at three in the morning but I just had to pee and Muinge would […]

#DearAbi A Crisis of Confidence

#DearAbi A Crisis of Confidence

Dear Abi, In the summer of 1979, President Carter gave an address to the American people about a fundamental threat to their democracy. It wasn’t the economy or other world powers but what he termed as “a crisis of confidence”. This crisis was manifested in […]

Why you need to attend Africa Nouveau Festival this weekend

Why you need to attend Africa Nouveau Festival this weekend

This weekend the Africa Nouveau festival takes place at the Ngong’ Racecourse Waterfront. This is definitely one of the biggest contemporary art festivals in the country – if not the biggest. Creatives drawn from all over the continent will have three days to showcase the […]

Can Arsenal turn things around in 2018?

Can Arsenal turn things around in 2018?

.My initial intention was to write and publish this article last week but couldn’t find time to do it. Or rather, procrastination got the better of me. Then Swansea happened last night and all the Arsenal fan were brought back to earth. Myself included. Being […]

Review: @AmbasaMandela’s Ona Sasa EP (by @lamusicjunkie)

Review: @AmbasaMandela’s Ona Sasa EP (by @lamusicjunkie)

Feel free to quote me on this : the most unforgettable albums are ones where artists pour their entire souls into it. They freely let you see their struggles, their demons, their beliefs, their lifelong mission – basically what goes on in their beautiful minds. […]

Six in the morning

Six in the morning

“Why are you looking at me like that?” That was the first thing on Wambui’s mind as she woke to find Otis, short for Otieno, staring at her. He stared deep into her eyes not knowing what he was looking for. A twinkle, a spark, an invitation to […]