The Land Yonder

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Beyond the streets that we know, with bars that sell cocktails for 800 shillings, above the roofs of residentials from under where microwaves hum with food ordered in through food delivery apps, past the imaginary line where status changes

 

Kananu’s Scar

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This is a peculiar story. And not just because it involves a vagina but a vagina of someone I know. Well, I don’t really know her vagina like that; never seen it, but in the course of interviewing and

 

The Tall Ghost

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She wrote me an interesting email about her marriage, with a mathematical subtext. I said, “How about you send me some 2,000 words on this?” So she sent 5,000 words. I barely needed to touch it. But because I’m

 

This Oil.

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I have questions. Rather, one question. I come all the way to Mpaka Road, Westlands, to have this question answered. It’s not the proverbial “burning” question. It’s not an awfully important question either, which means it’s not a life

 

The Emperor’s Naked

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We had lunch: she had grilled pork and something. I had chapatis and something. She wore a long flowy dress and silver sandals. She had a tale about her marriage. I wrote it the next day at dawn while

 

Full Cycle

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She preferred to write an email with her story because – in her own words – she has an “image” of me and she doesn’t want to “spoil the romance” she has with me in her head. She says

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