Nepotism

Will I be disappointed if I am rejected before entering the interview room? Yes. Will I, however, find solace in the fact that the position was never mine to begin with? Definitely. Will I possibly undermine the skill and intelligence of the individual who profited from pulling a few strings? Maybe yes, maybe no… As the […]

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Forgive, Forget, Move On Already!

At an early age in most cultures, the girl child is forced to master the art of suppressing her emotions by constantly being reminded that her family, friends, future partner, and in-laws will do their worst. So it’s in her best interest to be numb, tameable, have a big heart, and accommodating as many discomforts […]

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February! Roses Are Brown

Hello there beautiful people. Roses are red, violets are blue – Why are most writers single? Scratch that. Roses are red, violets are blue. Single mama’s how is dating again going for you? My roses are brown. Sigh. February is upon us. Love and lovers are making very loud noises. Ideally, the plan this month […]

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Benchwarmers

I never thought I would be one of those women who feel a sting each time they heard someone had tied the knot. Yet here I am today. My social media feeds are scrawling with friends, relatives, enemies, even people I don’t know tying the knot. It seems that people are getting married everywhere I […]

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Sailing Through The Rubble

Happy new year beautiful people! This year starts off on an honourable note for me. Being here contributing to Teakisi is an honour. I never imagined a platform like this would be available for someone like me to voice my thoughts. Cheers to Teakisi for building a safe space for the African woman to say […]

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Free At Last

When my wife died I did not cry, I allowed droplets of sweat to soak my pyjama top. I didn’t cry because I was confused and in denial. She had made my life a living hell and seemed to be immortal. There was a time that Roselyn and I were inseparable, she was the apple […]

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Love or Genotype, That is the dilemma

One’s perspective of life changes the day you witness firsthand a close relative or friend go through series of indescribable, agonizing levels of pain, watching them cry for help and there’s nothing you can do, administered pain killers becoming ineffective to the point of an eventual overdose. They have good and bad days, most of […]

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