I am standing in the shower brushing my teeth as one does. I think about what I am doing; My hair wrapped in a kitambaa, my head tilted backwards with my mouth open and my tongue out as the water hits my face and the insides of my mouth. I smile. Brushing my teeth has … Continue reading The Month of Lymurit: Finally in New York
Only some things make me cry at one AM on a Saturday night. Sad movies ending in tears; A heavy dark sky crying and wailing for my help. The thought of my lover gone from me; His death, My resurrection from it; Our ascension; God. Only some things make me cry at two AM on … Continue reading The Month of Lymurit: Only One
Book 2/30. My rating: 3 of 5 starsAnother enjoyable read 🤩I bought this book at the beginning of September 2020 but I was in no hurry to read it as I was not sure I would enjoy it. A myriad of reasons led me to pick it up as my second read of the year, … Continue reading 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak
A letter for Khaled Hosseini: You made me cry, thank you. Dear Khaled, When I was twelve and thirteen in primary school, I had an incredible Kiswahili teacher by the name Mr. Omari. We called him Bomari behind his back and said it as Bomaree and not Bomari because his manner deserved an expansion of … Continue reading The Month of Lymurit: A letter for Khaled Hosseini
Book 1/30. My rating: 4 of 5 starsOh I really liked this one!In December 2020, out of nowhere I got an urge to read Little Fires Everywhere. With time it moved from an urge to a … little fire 😅 and I HAD to get myself a copy of the book. I intended to read … Continue reading Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
I am sat here listening to Otile Brown telling me he is crazy over me, asking if I still love him and begging me to shout his name in public. It is a little past 1:00 PM and today I will not be calling home or anyone. I don’t know what to say if I … Continue reading The Month of Lymurit: Wa KaMenja, I see you.
I read 33 books in my 33rd year and the numerology-loving bibliophile I am is pretty stoked about that! 2020 will go down as the year I read the most 1-star books as I read SIX 1-star books last year. To make matters worse, four of them were technically back-to-back as I read The Postmistress … Continue reading 2020 Reading Challenge