Karibu 2021

Let’s try this again, shall we? I’m baaaaaaaaaack!!! Or, to borrow from Emimen: Guess who’s backBack againShady’s backTell a friendGuess who’s back, guess who’s backGuess who’s back, guess who’s backGuess who’s back, guess who’s backGuess who’s back It is only the first day of March but whew chilllleee I feel like I have already lived … Continue reading Karibu 2021

See You When I See You

I’m baaaaaaaaaack!!! Or, to borrow from Emimen: Guess who's backBack againShady's backTell a friendGuess who's back, guess who's backGuess who's back, guess who's backGuess who's back, guess who's backGuess who's back That was supposed to be the opening paragraph for today’s Karibu 2021 post, but fucking hell January was ROUGH!!! It started off soooo beautifully … Continue reading See You When I See You

The Month of Lymurit: A letter for Khaled Hosseini

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

Guest Post – Dieudonné Masiga

I must admit that I've been looking forward to writing for Valerie for quite some time now so I'm happy that the day is finally here. The concept of this piece was inspired by my short lived experience as a young primary school writer. I used to write rap songs and some random poetic pieces … Continue reading Guest Post – Dieudonné Masiga