Category Archives: People; 6 billion and counting

That Donkey On Your Back

Men don’t carry donkeys. Rather, men shouldn’t carry donkeys. It is not that donkeys have far too big jaws to be carried, or that they always look guilty-like they, and their offspring, deserve to bear burden all their natural life. … Continue reading

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Making Lemonade

“The president is dead!!” someone whispered. “What?” Jane asked. And then she wished she hadn’t.  See, the President-Jomo Kenyatta-wasn’t supposed to die or at least, one wasn’t supposed to imagine his death. It was treasonable. And yet, as if defying … Continue reading

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Love Lies Bleeding

Chocolate, roses, dinner on a plane en route to a secluded island, gifts, presents, Uji in bed, a drive out of town, chocolate, a surprise, flowers, something spontaneous, presents, more chocolate, more dinners and more flowers. These were the answers … Continue reading

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Going to Boston

On a cold winter Tuesday in October of last year(ok, it was sunny as hell but I’ve always wanted to say that), I sat down with two friends at The Mug, one of the increasingly many Somali-owned restaurants in Nairobi. … Continue reading

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Tag, you’re it

She looks at me with searching eyes. And I look back. There is silence as we carry on our staring contest. I am thinking about her, wondering why she is here. Will this affect her later in life? I’d pay … Continue reading

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Communication skills 101

Now I would like to warn you that despite the title of this post, you will learn very little. This is not a class damn it! You are not going to learn how to write CVs or love letters. And … Continue reading

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Au Contraire

You must know Che, Che Guevara. Anyone worth their salt knows him. Or at least, has heard of him. No? Come on, he is everywhere, on mugs, t-shirts, books, Wikipedia, on this blog, body parts (in the form of tattoos). … Continue reading

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