Broken Nail

A thick line of blood draws itself up upon the darkly shaded ashy toenail. Anita holds her foot against her chest, not wanting to touch the broken piece of her toenail. She looks at the floor, next to the bed where blood has dripped and dropped, all over the wooden furnished floor of her apartment. … Continue reading Broken Nail

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Unemployment??

This is the first of our Voices Season. Over the rest of the season, we will hear voices, of people who have felt compelled to speak out, because they know the value that it brings, not only to themselves, but for others. Regina talks about unemployment in Kenya, and what can be done to help … Continue reading Unemployment??

Mweni’s To do List on Being a typical Kenyan No. 2: Pesa otas nigga! 

  Why do coins,  when all they do in your pocket is make noise like clickity-clack!# She gets lucky sometimes. A man walks out of a bus and drops the loose change in her arm. But at other times, she wonders. If something happened. She overhears such stories from people. It is a skill that … Continue reading Mweni’s To do List on Being a typical Kenyan No. 2: Pesa otas nigga! 

Mweni’s To do List on Being a typical Kenyan No. 1: Don’t follow your dreams

Don’t follow your dreams because they are paths straight to suffering and despicable poverty. And you will pay lots of cash and take crazy loans (This is to say that you will sign your death warrant) before your song is just aired on radio or your book is even considered for publication. The drops of … Continue reading Mweni’s To do List on Being a typical Kenyan No. 1: Don’t follow your dreams