Monday, July 18, 2016

Position Yourself


Good morning beautiful people, 

Been up all night colouring to cool my anger after counting 1, 2, 3, 4 school fires in different parts of Kenya. As i was looking into this, I learnt that there have been 32 other similar cases over the last 2 months. My mind could not shake off the thought that this thing happens every year,  and we suspend (or expel) the students, ask them to pay for the damaged property, we say the students are possessed and need deliverance, we blame parents for being absent, we think if corporal punishment was brought back things would be better, form commissions and the list goes on and on then we forget, i think it would be fair for me to say we forget...we forget until the next incident and we go through this cycle again maybe because we forgot or at least to look like we are trying to do something about it.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Of midyear resolutions and new chapters; I want it all the way


If you, yes you, you know yourself, came here because you think this post is about you, you are right, ok partly right; you inspired it, I actually cried when writing it…TY for everything including this and I hope you will read it to the end to know my why and understand what I meant by not a perfect match for this season…always and forever, always and forever

I hate being a finalist.
I hate the psychological torture of wondering if I will be chosen.
Of course I want to be chosen.
I am not here to try it out
I am too old for some of these things
Or maybe it is the wait,
Yes I think it is the wait
Specifically the part after the wait
The part when it hits you your waiting was in vain
But I waited (I say in tears)
I waited loyally (I blow my nose)
This is why I hate being a finalist
I want it all the way (I say in a whisper)
Yes I want it all the way (I speak a little louder not believing I am actually say it to the world)

It is 4a on a Sunday morning and I think I just came up with my midyear resolution, tear induced red shot eyes, stuffy nose but clarity of mind; I am giving myself permission to want it all the way.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mental Health Narrative wins this year's Caine Prize for African Writing




Uber excited that a mental health narrative won this year's The Caine Prize for African Writing. Congrats Lidudumalingani Mqombothi and TY for sharing this narrative with the world, we need more African mental health narratives out there
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