JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 13 of 13: The Mother Of All Losses

“Hi. How are you? So yeah we’re taking mum to hosi. Everything’s okay, she’s just low on oxygen and is having trouble breathing.” That was what my brother called to tell me at 00:58 a.m. on December 13, 2017. In response I asked him to let me know when they got to the hospital and … Continue reading JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 13 of 13: The Mother Of All Losses

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Book 31/30. My rating: 3 of 5 stars Sigh!!I thought I would like this much, much, much more than I did. I was snorting with laughter the first few pages, but after that it went from “amazingly, absurdly, deliriously funny” to oscillating between mildly-funny and not-quite-funny. View all my reviews ** A guide to ratings … Continue reading Bossypants by Tina Fey

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

JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 12 of 13: The Beginning Of The End

In last week’s post, JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 11 of 13: The Moments Of Happiness, I shared that I unintentionally took a month-long break from the ‘JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass’ series in November and that I would explain why in today’s post. I put up this post on my Facebook page on Thursday November … Continue reading JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 12 of 13: The Beginning Of The End

JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 11 of 13: The Moments Of Happiness

As you have probably noticed by now, I usually kick off posts in the JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass series by giving a little backstory into my mum’s battle with cancer before diving into the post. However, I am electing to do things a little different today seeing as I am picking up my mum’s story … Continue reading JS Kicking Cancer’s Ass Theme 11 of 13: The Moments Of Happiness

Guest Post – Sandra Tacko

A LOVE LETTER TO NAIROBI Nairobi, the City under the sun. Hi. I am Sandra Tacko and I am crazy amazing. Welcome to Lwile's blog! Dear Nairobi, H-O-M-E. Home. A four-letter word. A four-letter word that describes you in every possible way. Photo c/o @fidel_tall The unpaved roads. The traffic-laden highways. The chaotic CBD. The … Continue reading Guest Post – Sandra Tacko