LONE QUEEN.

She has always been a queen. And hers has been a gaudy crown. That explains why she lives her life with a touch of haughty disdain. She sprung out of the obscurity of the ghetto. And beat all odds to live the kind of life she desired. It was easy for her. After all, she…

OPINIONS

There was a time when women were not allowed to voice their opinion. Those were the dark days. When women, youth and children had been relegated to fireside stories in the kitchen. Men called all the shots. Yet there were still some things that these men could not converse about. About three or so decades…

THE CITY

There are people who love their bread smeared with a generous lump of avocado. There people who love there pork deep fried (That’s me). And then there are people who would parade a litany of grievances against pork lovers. They will assert all manner of allegations against pigs. They will talk about how pigs are…

THE RIVER

There is a river. And a bridge over the river in the city. But this river has a dark tale. Just like its smelly, black and disgusting self. Where are my manners? Such cruel words to describe a river, right? My apologies -to the river and to you who feels offended by my choice of…

THE BRIDGE

It’s a small bridge. And large enough to let through a bus at a time. I can view it from my balcony. Even behind the puffed cigarette smoke of my friend, Voiyot. He stares at the smoke pensively, engrossed in a mood that only his fellow smokers can relate with. I have never really understood…

WOMEN NEED NOT COMPETE MEN

It Started with Sharon. Then what followed was a series of gruesome murders. Women lives stopped abruptly. Coldy. And in horror movies fashion. The cause of this macabreness is still mystery. Prejudiced souls have already chosen to blame it all on men. This is for the simple reason that a man was involved in some…

JOHN ALEX THE GEMINI

Misfits.Those are people I prefer being around.The individuals society points a finger at when giving an explanation of failure.Don’t be like so and so, he dropped out of school…..Don’t be like her she resigned from her job for no apparent reason…..don’t be like fulani Wa Fulani they smoke this,they drink that,they eat this….and society goes…

THINGS

I am on the fourth floor of a towering flat overlooking industrial area.I am Peeping from the humongous glass window at an angle of elevation.I stare at  the vast industrial space,my eyes exactly above rugged,rusted roofs that cover the uncountable warehouses down below My center of attraction though,is a lonely distant hill in the horizon.A…

English “The Alien Tongue”

Steward is a Nyanja speaking grade one student in Zambia. He reminds me of a kid called Mzungu back in the days when we were first graders.Mzungu like Steward would sneak biscuits and an assortment of other snacks into class.His action would completely paralyse our concentration.As the beautiful Mrs.Chazima would be leading us in reciting…

THE TALE OF LIFE

We all like stories.We are all amused by tales.Because come to think of it life is one humongous story.Let’s tell a tale.A story of life. This blog is the fireplace and I am the grey haired grandmother full of stories from ancestors who came,lived and saw it all before us. It is told,by the great…