Belle 9 – Reminiscing

Previously on: Belle-8-Ifuoma A month had passed since Belle got married to Ifuoma. Jonathan reached Lagos safely. He slipped back to his solitary ways. Occasionally he thinks of Belle, but he is more baffled and pissed off by Rosemary. He is wary of her. He went quiet as soon as he reached back home. He…

Out Of Love – 2

Remember the story I covered sometimes back last year known as Out-of-Love? About a certain lady whom I know as *Agrippina*? Her message came abruptly, not that I was expecting it. Not at all. She was the last thing to cross my mind. She sent it at 0230 hours. Normally I do not answer calls…

Belle 8 – Ifuoma

Previously on: Belle-7-Rosemary Previously on Belle Present Day, Constance Ephelia, Mahe Islands, Seychelles Island. 1030 Hours. “It seems Belle woke up early and she is taking in all the beauty and scenery from the balcony.” Ifuoma thought to himself. He took his phone from the drawer which stood next to their huge king-sized bed. There…

The Inattentive Guy

When the bald man asks to speak for his baldness, he is not condemning the hirsute man. He simply wants to tell the feel of rain on his naked head. When one speaks of privilege, he is not condemning its owners. He simply asks to be the owner of his stories. Back then, I met…

Politics, God, and Bread

Religion and poverty always have a strong connection. Apart from Africa, even in Europe and America, the result is pretty much the same. My case is that the poor man needs religion. I condemn the effortless tumult of nihilism which confounds piety with ignorance among the less privileged. Bread is a constant factor in a…

Quarantine – Day 14

Day 14, Things do not sound that bad here so far – not like in some other places I know that they are fighting to scoop for points in the highly anticipated cup of Curfew Cohesion Ke, in the news. But there have been cases. Heck there have been cases since the 12th of March….

Belle 7 – Rosemary

Previously on: Belle – 6 – Undecided Somewhere In Abuja, 1030 Hours. Jonathan, I woke up next to Bako. It seems we shared a bed last night after endless copious amounts of alcohol. I am so ashamed of myself currently. I’m not so sure that I could afford to look at your direction. I feel…

A Short Kenyan Story

So, why is the average Kenyan not alarmed despite the government’s decree of self-isolating? Well, the burgher class would say Kenyans are stupid for not following the isolation policy. Ever thought of it from the eyes of the common mwananchi? When was the last time they cared about anything that the government said? At times…

Belle 6 – Undecided

Previously On: Belle 5 – The Fall Out Present Day, Constance Ephelia, Mahe Islands, Seychelles Islands. 1000 Hours. The hotel was practically perfect in every way. The setting was a pure tropical paradise. There was an all-round lush green vegetation. Breathtaking scenery of environment of beautiful hillsides and mangrove forests dipping down to a turquoise…

From Nanyuki With Love

A few weeks ago, in this new decade, I never thought I’d find myself in the northern hemisphere part of Kenya. It is too early to say that I was looking forward to going for the said so trip. It was a family affair. Which meant I would be exchanging pleasantries with long lost relatives…