Adulting 101

Just the other day you were a kid who thought all adults have money and now you are the adult with no money. It’s painful, but it’s true. Because adulting is not what you thought it would be. No one at home is waiting to warm your food and even if there is, you have […]

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The Exes

You know it’s time for you to get married once more than two of your exes have settled down. It means you have been in the game for way too long, holding the queue and contaminating the dating scene with your bad luck, and that something needs to be done to get you off the […]

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Man Down

You grow up as a man wanting to be a conqueror. You want to nail her on the wall and leave her stuck on that wall long after you are done with her like a mosquito that has just faced the wrath of your palm. You want to pin her down, your right hand on […]

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Story With Neither Head Nor Tail

You fling your wardrobe open and stare at the many empty and dusty perfume bottles. You grab them one by one and throw them on your bed. You then grab the many receipts cluttering the mid-section of the wardrobe, scanning through them as you throw them on the floor. Hotel receipts. ATM receipts. A receipt […]

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Am I Homophobic?

No judgment, but we have men who are turned on by being tickled with a feather under their feet or armpits, preferably a duck’s feather. For others, it’s the sight of their women dressed like a plumber that does the trick. But of all the fetishes people harbour out here, a story about how to […]

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The Honourables

On the other side of Afueni Hospital, Anna, a bubbly short woman with an air of importance, laughed at something her customer said. Widely known as Mama Ndizi, Anna was popular for her healthy ripe bananas that screamed your name, and her infectious, cackling laughter that had a pause to it. Those interacting with her […]

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Mama’s Boy

He had long noticed how her forehead wrinkled and mouth frothed whenever he talked about his mother, but he thought nothing of it. Or if he did, he said nothing of it. Why would he when not even once had a kangaroo court been convened to settle a feud between his wife and mother? Why […]

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