Mzangila

Mentor, media consultant, photographer, editor, poet, writer, and counselor.

The Days We Stay Up

Post Views = 3189I wake up to the sound of alarms at seven sharp. My long day starts with jolts, bellows and wide yawns. Sometimes I turn and smash the alarm on the floor, seize my blankets tighter and ask the gods of morning glory to wake me up in the next 5 minutes. Sometimes I beseech them to keep …

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The Moles At Our Places Of Work

Post Views = 1431I am one of those guys who look forward to Fridays. Fridays are so dear to me that I can kill someone for it. They are those days that I have lean energy for work, a constipated stomach and red eyes due to sleep overlaps missed during the week. It is the only day that grins paste …

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The last tribe

Post Views = 2793I never felt tribally alienated until I landed myself in foreign lands. Before then, being a Kisii to me did not make any big difference. You wouldn’t know unless I told you or heard me talking on phone with my dad, and sometimes my relatives. Beyond that, people confused me for Kuyu or Kao or any other …

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Fathers

Post Views = 2436I have never been so close to my old man. A few years back it was even worse because he was a lion, and I was an antelope, something that made our relationship full of tension. I was paranoid about men at that age, and whenever I watched American movies I got myself wondering why me, like …

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Life going on

Post Views = 952The gods of fate sent me down to the heart of Nanyuki, which is in Laikipia County, to rejoin with other souls to attenuate barrels of booze. I am not good at it, but it was an excuse to get me a free ride down here. I mean it feels good to be back to these streets. …

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Trees

Post Views = 2175Today I spent my day seated in a conference hall, listening to men and women talk of things that I don’t give a fudge about. Things to do with climate action change, an initiative by Zeitz foundation and other stakeholders. The room was full of delegates, men and women who have dedicated their time and energy to …

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