I believe myself lucky having being born the last in my family. I did not need to act a certain way because I had to play role model and I was never second best. Nor was I third and caught in between sibling squabbles and rivalry. I was last and never had to prove myself […]Read more "moving mountains"
I am on episode 4 of 13 Reasons Why. I cannot ingest more than two episodes in one sitting for obvious reasons. And even during the two episodes I watch , I pause sometimes. To think, about the male gaze for example or to imagine how it feels to be objectified as a woman- something […]Read more "Saying “Hi”"
Three things I always look forward to when visiting Wundanyi; the misty evenings, the library, great laughs and peace of mind. The library the tops the list. It rarely has people and has gems of books some of whose last-borrowed stamps read the early 90’s. This saddens me a little because I think books get […]Read more "Impressions of Wundanyi"
Journal from July 5th 2014 Mum called this morning to ask why I have been so quiet. I still don’t talk to her much but I make a point of calling her at least once a week- and I think more than a week has whizzed past so far. It’s Saturday morning and I was […]Read more "OUT THE IRRELIGIOUS CLOSET (At Last!)"
Like wrapped gifts I love days like theseRead more "IDYLLIC"
It’s warm and sunnyRead more "FAMILY WEDDING"
Round, curvy abstract scribbles All over my dear dear book Make me smileRead more "My Niece’s Scribbles"
What blessing has sheWho knows notWhether I am deadOr living Or what ails meFrom time to timeWhat power has sheOver me? And what right has sheTo decideA course in my life? What blessing has heWho has never given a centTo cloth youOr take you back to schoolWhen sent homeFor fees What blessing has heOver meWho […]Read more "BELONGING"
Its black The lights are gone Its not sleeping time yet so we sit in the living room In the dark mama calls for a candle Iget up to fumble In the drawers they stay in Nothing The candles are over Ma cusses Brother retaliates They argue for a while Each right Then big sister […]Read more "JUST BETWEEN US – a family tale"