Dar Diaries
It’s Great Being Useful Again

I am back in Dar es Salaam, there is nothing that prepares you for the heat.  The shift from 9 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees is such a shock to my system. But I am also beginning to realise just how fast my body is adjusting to the heat of Dar es Salaam, I can

Dar Diaries , Travel
Welcome to Mbeya!

Today I am in Mbeya, it is a region in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania, and it is super cold I am feeling the Nairobi cold, my feet are cold in my shoes and my clothes are starting to feel wet. It’s a shock from the heat and humidity of Dar. The flight here was

Dar Diaries
Learning to Love & Trust Rose

It has been a whirlwind the past two weeks I haven’t written or read fiction in weeks, not good. Work has taken centre stage and that normally becomes a concern for me. I constantly remind myself that it is essential to fight for time for Rose so I can relax and also do something for

Dar Diaries
Kenya’s Myopia is Curable

It’s a new month! Hallelujah! I can’t take it for granted that God has brought me thus far into 2018. Tanzania is proving to be a very interesting place. Moving from Dar to a cooler – more familiar cooler and freezing Nairobi-esque – Iringa, is proving to be a very interesting learning experience. Talking to

Flash Fiction , Life , Mkate Nusu
Sworn Friendship

“BURP!” Lenny roared through his apartment startling Boo, the dog, who lay by his side on the couch. “And here’s one more for you!” He smirked looking at Boo who stared back oblivious to the stench that was about to hit its nose. Boo lifted its paws to its nose and quickly dashed to the

Comedy , Flash Fiction , Mkate Nusu
The First Night Runner

Nyakundi couldn’t resist the urge, it was a moonlit night and the village was fast asleep. He needed to take a dip in the calm waters of the river. He quickly walked to the river, looked around to see if anyone else was there. He peeled his clothes off and steadily eased into the waters;



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