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Struggles of a boy child: Being a man in the 21st century

Post Views = 2761It must be tough being a man enough at this age and era. I imagine how one must struggle to become a man that the society can term as a man enough, because in this arena of gladiators there are tags to each and every man that a mother brings along. And this man, unlike others, has …

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The life that I never asked for

Post Views = 1976The following happens between 7.48 pm to 12.19pm. Events occur in real time. For lack of a better story. Sunday A WhatsApp conversation between Mzangila and Tamara. You recall Tamara from last year?She was Mzangila’s client in a six-months-long fitness programme. This is a catch up between the two. Punctuation marks and other grammar rules have been …

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An Open letter to Vera Sidika

Post Views = 2134Until recently, I had never seen Vera Sidika’s photos because I don’t read Ghafla, Tuko, Mpasho or follow any celebrities associated with her. I keep my reading circle small as it is only then that I can get the best of what I am reading. Furthermore, the blogosphere, especially the aforementioned blogs, are full of gossip- something …

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In a whacky world, where to start from

Post Views = 1839I slip into a dark green trouser, pull a white t-shirt out of my case, throw a crisp white shirt I’ve only worn twice (during my graduation and during a meeting that I was meant to impress, I lost the deal anyway) over it, round a black tie and throw a light grey official coat over all …

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In the hut of Mara, and the medicineman

Post Views = 2052“Hello,” I answer the phone. The number is new so my voice is somewhat inaudible. You know the way you respond to a new number while trying to see if you can make anything familiar from the voice on the other end? A very long read ahead. “Hello Justine. My name is Roebuck and I would need …

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Facebook, down this road

Post Views = 1616Mzangila, What is on your mind? I have been on Facebook since 2011. That is around 7 years now, and made roughly 3,000 ‘friends.’ Three-quarters of these people I don’t know them personally, or I have never met them. Some felt that they needed to be my friends, for reasons which you and I might not understand …

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