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

Post Views = 2413It 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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A conversation with self

Post Views = 8118 There was a man I knew when I was growing up. He came from my village, in the deepest thighs of Kisii land. Same age and height, complexion and the nasty look finished his appearance off. He was the exact copy of me. You see I knew him since I was young. His mother passed on …

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Mother, tell me

Post Views = 590Let me ask mother I stopped the tears but they flowed What now? Mother, you held me on the shoulders. And I recited in my small boy voice That men don’t cry and their tears dried When Murungu made them Their wells emptied out Mother but I have seen the sky somersault The sun has stood right …

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A man

Post Views = 1253In this world there is a man somewhere. A man in his old age,probably late 80s. He is sitting somewhere under the shade on his three legged stool. Unlike the 90s when smoking seemed really cool, especially tobacco, he does not find joy in it anymore. It’s bloody precarious smoking, and if he does, it’s once in …

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Fathers

Post Views = 2040I 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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