The Tale of Adaptation

There are always two sides to every story and one’s blessing can also be someone else’s burden. The same can be said about the lockdowns that governments around the world have imposed to curb the spread of the Coronavirus. The COVID-19 pandemic enabled families to get to know each other since they spent a lot […]

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Never Ready To Say Goodbye

Baba (father) has been sitting on the rocking chair for close to an hour and I am sure he is lost in his thoughts with Simon Chimbetu’s song Samatenga on repeat. He hasn’t touched his coffee and l bet it has turned into a cold coco-cola beverage. My father’s life will never be the same […]

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Family

By Sarah Jaravaza I am a people person, and I love talking to and meeting new people. I enjoy quality time spent with the individuals in my life. I am the only daughter in my nuclear family, and I have two younger brothers whom I adore. One of my earliest memories as a child was […]

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Death – Musings

By Felly Oyuga They say life and death go together. I have always been fascinated by the dead, but not by the process of dying. That part scares me. The last breath. What does it feel like? Do you know you are dying? Are you scared? I expect I will close my eyes on this […]

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Fat? Really?

By Stella Damasus “I am pregnant.” These three words are life-changing for everyone involved. It could be good or not so good news but will definitely change lives instantly. All of a sudden, there are thoughts of a new being, new furniture, new room, extra security and safety measures, hospital visits, meal plans, changes in […]

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Women Who Kill #3: Born to Suffer

By Felly Oyuga Life had become unbearable. It was not always this way though. 16 months ago, Cherie thought she was blissfully married. They lived in a decent three bedroom house with her three children and her husband, Saul. Their three children, Anna 13, Anita 9 and the little Jonah 5, all went to a […]

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Friends Of The Dead

By Felly Oyuga During my father’s funeral, the chief insisted on giving a short speech, but after he had had something to eat. So after eating, the chief came back to the gathering, tummy full and started his speech. He said that he was in school with my father. My aunt then asked, ‘’which school? […]

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You Only Live Once

When the song, YOLO, was released, it became a source of inspiration for many to live their lives as they saw fit and also to not take life so seriously, because we only live once. When the buzz was strong over the song, I really just knew the acronym so as not to sound out […]

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Angel Without Wings

By Felly Oyuga 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 though.  Sometimes I tried to smile back.  Other times, I’d pretend not to see him. I cannot remember how I […]

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