Month: October 2019

The Story of Maryl Mukami, Cancer Survivor!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Cancer took away two beautiful years of Maryl life. The height of the scorching sun was when she began to lose her hair, become pale and her nails darkened. Insomnia and nightmares became constant friends. When around people, she would feign strength but later on breakdown when they left. Her self-esteem dropped and she lost faith in God. She gave up…

Life Before The Internet

Reading Time: 3 minutes Before the internet, photos were precious material which had been prepared for (that hasn’t changed) and were taken by a man that hang a camera on his neck around Uhuru park . They were rare photos taken either as a child, baptism, while joining form one, graduation, wedding day and repeat cycle for your child.

Read African Books!! Ngugi is Still King!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Our stories are about the culture we had before the white man came to disrupt it. Our story is the cultural clash between ours and theirs. Our story is about the God we worshiped before we were told to close our eyes and speak in tongues while they stole our land, raped our mothers and destroyed the future of our generation. Our heroes are the Mau Mau who killed them and made them uncomfortable enough to leave our land. Our story is that Dedan Kimathi who fought never became president and that the son of Mt. Kenya began a tribal coalition that separated the rest of Kenya. That’s our story. If you don’t read stuff that revolve around that, can you truly call yourself Kenyan?

Sidney Sheldon Saved My Soul

Reading Time: 3 minutes Recently, I read Sidney’s memoir ‘The Other Side of Me’ and I don’t think there could have been a better time for me to read the book. After reading all his books save two, I met the author word for word. This was not a story about Jenifer Parker struggling to become a lawyer and making it. It was Sidney himself, at 88 just one year to his death. He was telling me and other readers about his life.