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A place where the village remembers

Post Views = 1844Back 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 = 3260We 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 = 2214It 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 = 1630The 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 = 1738Until 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 = 1476I 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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