Dear Successful Black Man

Dear successful black man, We are the women who greet you with a big high five and ululate when you hand us a crispy clean ten dollar note. We heard you got divorced and what a nasty divorce it was! Divorce is a reflection of the marriage one has had. …

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STRAY AWAY

A virtual friend recently described me as “stray-away Anthropologist.” From my understanding straying away means wandering away from a given area or what can be seen as the correct path. Am I really a stray-away? What defines a stray-away African Anthropologist? Are we straying away from Euro-America Anthropology? Anthropology is …

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Only Mothers Weep for Hooligans

  I have heard that you can now pay for official mourners. I think all these people screaming and wailing; throwing themselves on the ground while calling the name of God in ten different languages and more are professional mourners. In this country people pursue all kinds of careers. I …

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A Different Path to Success

The unwritten code states that as soon as you are old enough to fend for yourself. As soon as you have gained all the education you need to equip you for a successful adult life; you need to find yourself a job, move out of your mother’s house and build …

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DUA

Sal walked up to me last night. While i sat on the bed folding his shirt, i looked up to him. His handsome face looking down at me, his magnificent frame shadowing me. It would have been a beautiful scene if it was not for the air around me that …

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BOOM!! 

                          Jeff Koinange inspired the story teller in me when I was a child. I loved how he covered the civil wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone. The gruesome photos on weekly review finally made sense. His voice …

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Is the African Woman a toy to do with as you please?

I am here rethinking every hospital visit since 2014, every shot and every medication I have been administrated. So help me God if someone thought me a daft, savage African and decided I wasn’t worthy of motherhood. According to Kelin Kenya and the Catholic Church an estimated 500,000 women as …

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Consent Nini?

Consent Nini? Ya Nani? Says who? You know Kenyan children learnt early on that consent is a foreign phenomenon. As the house nanny, your aunts or mum placed you between their legs cupped their palm next to your mouth and poured uji forcefully into your mouth, you then realized hao …

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Mwananchi Chronicles

Mwananchi is every man, woman and child who belongs to this sovereign land. Those who own nothing except the clothes on their backs and their citizenship. Those who labour through pain and tears to ensure everything runs smoothly. The mkokoteni driver who pulls a hill on his back; the backbone …

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