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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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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Spreading Love And Flowers To My Sisters

It is 2:00 am and I am wide awake. I put on my unkempt hair in a messy bun, switch on the lamp, take my writing book, and start scribbling. I can hear the grandfather’s clock ticking and I know that I am the only awake nocturnal being in a household full of sleepy heads. I started writing […]

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A letter to Baba Opembe

  • by Teakisi
  • Sep 13, 2017
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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 home is where you are. When you are with me, I feel at home and I am more true to […]

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The Puppet Show

By Amandla Karungi I sat in a fortress of solitude, even though around me sat waves and waves of souls. It was a gaping hole and no one could catch me. I had run out of my social fuel. Uphill, I pushed my little car whose engine had turned red. I must have run out […]

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Suicide Is Not The Way Out, Seek Help!

By Josephine Amoako The fast-paced advancement of technology and amazing feature updates on various social media platforms today are helping individuals and organizations communicate more effectively with their target audiences. Facebook Live, Instagram Stories, Periscope, Snapchat, WhatsApp and several others are going all out to remove any sense of distance we might feel from others. […]

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Let Girls BE Girls

By Noella Muhamiriza It’s Thursday morning in Northern California, “NorthCal” as we like to call it here; just the thought of having a day off from school and work has me dancing around my small apartment. I’m getting ready to go out and I put on my new killer jacket; it’s a vintage, it’s unique, it gets […]

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From The Streets Of Singledom

By Ifedayo Ward My weekends are longer now, for reasons I can’t help. Remember when we all had pregnancy goals? Two or three besties doing a combined pregnancy shoot with those little cute booties? Well, I can’t keep up because y’all are married and I’m single. The most annoying part is being tagged in every post […]

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