Life and People · School

Why Teachers Go (Back) to Class

Buru!!! Buru!!! Buru!!! Watu wanne gari inatoka. Madam unaishia? Ingia ni watu wanne tu wamebakia. Buru!!! Buru!!! Ingia kwa hii gari jamaa!!! Buru karibu tuishie!!! A fight-like encounter seems to be brooding between two matatu conductors. Now that is quite ‘normal’ around the bus station. I manage to push my way through, in between the… Continue reading Why Teachers Go (Back) to Class

Musings · School

Baba’s Walk in the Dark

#NEWPOST Out of sight; out of mind. They say the first thing people tend to forget whenever frequent contact is lost in a long time is the voice. There is so much in speech…and a lot more in the voice. The croaky, the squeaky, the deep, the adenoidal, the raucous, the brittle, the dead-these you… Continue reading Baba’s Walk in the Dark

Fiction · Musings · Poetry · School · Short Stories


In  my  mind  I  saw   her  face No,  not  her  face I  saw  her  heart In  my  mind  I  saw  her  heart  come  face  to  face  with  mine In  my  mind  I  saw  how  my  heart  drifted Like  hers  pushed,  shoved even,  mine  away I  saw   how  with  each  step,  mine  made  two  away My … Continue reading Entangled

Fiction · School · Short Stories

The Eclipse

 It  was  a  special  day  for  everyone-the  day  of  the  eclipse.  People  waited  with  anticipation  and  unabated  breath  for  the  second  hand  of  the  clock  to  kick  the  10.17  mark.  The  scientists  had  said  that  it  would  occur  at  that  time.  In  unison  people  waited  for  one  common  thing  announced  by  the  scientists.  They  had … Continue reading The Eclipse

Fiction · Musings · School · Short Stories

When They Met

The days were dragging. At a belly like pace. It felt like they would start a new week on a Monday, overlooking all the hang-overs and the ‘blues’. Then at the tail end, on a Wednesday night, God at that moment seated on the throne, a pipe probably in hand, smoking, pointing and gesturing and… Continue reading When They Met