Empowerment

The Mistress. Evil?

26th January 2018 Felly Oyuga 1

I had the misfortune of reading a Facebook post by a not so bright man, who said that infidelity would stop if women stopped being their own enemies and said no to men. Many women liked and shared the post. It seems […]

Family

Angel Without Wings

6th December 2017 Felly Oyuga 3

  It was the worst time of my life.  My marriage was falling apart.  I had to remind myself to breath, eat and even shower.  I barely combed my hair.  He always smiled at me […]

Culture

A letter to Baba Opembe

13th September 2017 Salma Abdulatif 0

Dear Baba Opembe, I have wanted for so long to write to you a letter. To tell you how my new home is not home without you. But is home anything so physical? I think […]

Current Affairs

I Love You

21st July 2017 Salma Abdulatif 3

I love you. I love you because you are me. I love you because there will never be another you and you are amazing as you are. I love you, each part of you. As […]

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Culture

For Better, For Worse Part 3

23rd November 2016 Tayo Sogbanmu 1

Part 1, Part 2 It was exactly 7:00 pm and Zirwa laid still on the bedroom floor of her apartment. Mariam had insisted she stay with her, but her sister’s constant worrying was driving her […]

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Culture

For Better, For Worse Part 2

5th October 2016 Tayo Sogbanmu 5

Part 1 Zirwa felt fear engulf her. “Dapo… I thought I should… I thought it would be best…” Mariam couldn’t believe his boldness. “No!” she shouted, “How dear you?! You do this to my sister […]

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Entertainment

For Better, For Worse

10th August 2016 Tayo Sogbanmu 3

Mariam sat in silence opposite her crying sister, watching the tears run down her cheeks. She no longer recognised her own flesh and blood. She wondered how long she had been keeping her predicament from […]

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Love & Sex

Cocoa Butter: A Poem

20th July 2016 Teakisi 1

By Elma Asio Say those worse words that I want to hear. String them along intricately like beads and gems on a necklace that I will happily adorn. Say them to me slowly. Slow enough […]