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Heaven’s gate at hell’s gate

Post Views = 1856Long Read ahead. Patience needed: 20 mins read. There is a long, dusty stretch that leads to Hell’s Gate in Naivasha. Just before you take that turn to set your kicks or car to sit on that stretch, there’s a church called Heaven’s Gate Church on your right. To concoct such a name and put it right …

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Writing for what it is: Things never told

Post Views = 3223Back in 2015 I started Mzangila Writing Masterclass. The same year, I also initiated Mzangila Writers’ Café. I ran Mzangila Mentorship Class adjacently. This was in my third year in college when I was obsessed with success. Most importantly, my obsession with writing had advanced to another level where I felt I needed to hone more young …

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A place where the village remembers

Post Views = 4255Back then when I was growing, love was sought with monstrous effort. The telephone was just arriving in the big cities and towns around, owned by ‘big people’ in government or companies that had sharpened their saws enough. This is to say that communication in the village was mostly verbal, the face to face kind. Having grown …

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Why can’t God give me a good wife?

Post Views = 3960We sit on a bed. Something that could make a decent 3 by 6 bed, with a new mattress on it. The bed sheet and the duvets are tucked away neatly and placed where the pillow is supposed to rest, meaning the owner doesn’t have one. Tucking beddings is the easiest way of coping with organization if …

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

Post Views = 2361It 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 = 1667The 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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