Lingua Franca

“Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it.” – Frantz Fanon   My heart thumping loudly against my chest, I looked around the noisy hum of the dining hall contemplating where to sit. I noticed a group of girls seated on the far end of the room and…

Office Desks Are Where Dreams Go To Die

(Photo cred: Mutua Matheka) Unless of course you love the ‘thrill’- and sleeplessness that comes with the corporate world. Or you genuinely found employment that fulfills you; financially and spiritually/mentally. Then this post is probably not for you. But read on if you like. From a really young age, i had a deep unexplainable repulsion…

The Car-Centric city

It’s a Monday morning…no it’s a Wednesday evening…. or a Saturday afternoon. Regardless of the time, day, weather or month, Nairobians are bundled up in their individual cars. Hiding behind dark-as-night tint; with the windows rolled up tight. Not for safety but because we thrive on existing in our own bubbles. Shut away from the…