It’s been said that the two fears that we have as we enter into the world at birth are: the fear of noise and the fear of falling down. Those two fears helps us cope and adapt to a new environment. It might also be our aid in surviving the tough new world, for animal […]
Days and nights are sad,Sex is not sexy anymore.The black dog haunts me Sad escapades entice me,Drinking heavilySleeping little.Nightmares filled with binges,Steak, chicken legs and goat testiclesAll roasted, fried or boiledPrepared for me.
The land question in post-apartheid South Africa was revisited last weekend in a reenactment of Sarafina at the Kenya National Theatre. The musical, directed by Stuart Nash, brought back the dark memories of apartheid and the physical and psychological wounds it inflicted on black people. Originally done by Bongeni Ngema in 1992, Nairobi Performing Studios proved that the […]
In a relatively brief timespan, the Kenyan writer and activist for LGBT rights Binyavanga Wainaina, who has died aged 48 following a stroke, made a revolutionary impact on literature from and about the African continent, promoting new writers and challenging entrenched stereotypes about identity and gender. He is perhaps best known for his scathingly satirical […]