The Silence Is No Longer A Mirror

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I stared at my dad’s elbows. They looked like a turtle’s chin. All aging people’s elbows look like a turtle’s chin. The wrinkles have wrinkles of their own. The bones look soft underneath. He was watering a bush of

Road

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The howling emptiness of the villa threatened to drown me. The beauty of the villa didn’t take away the throbbing solitude. It was luxurious, yes, but it was also excessive in its beauty if that’s possible. There was a

The Children Are Fine

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“One time, a long time ago, we were drinking at this local in Buru when she started arguing with this other girl. I can’t recall what the argument was about but I was used to her sparkiness, especially when …

Happy Holiday

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Hey Gang,

I know, I know. You did not wake up thinking you’d be reading from Biko’s protégé but in life you don’t always get what you want. Just ask Arsenal fans.

Now now, it is Madaraka Day (Happy …

Blind Date

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He sleeps with his Fitbit on. That’s how he knows it’s 3:52am when he stirs awake. He’s monitoring his weight, his sleep, his food, his moods, his ambitions, his shortfalls, how fast his hair grows… everything that a Fitbit