Four O’clock Tea

She held the tray in her hand calmly as she walked into the room. Five men were seated a midst her boss, ranting on carelessly about the current state of affairs in the country. They were politicians you see, and they were among the best in the country. This was not the first time she…

The common mwananchi

Harry loosened his tie as he sat on the park bench. The sun was high up and getting hotter with each passing minute. From his Tusky’s paper bag he removed his lunch; milk and bread. Tuskys Supermarket had realized having a bakery within their stores would entice people to buy bread. Every time he passed…

Utu

As Valentine sat in the dark, against a corner of the attic, she realized she had hit rock bottom. Only yesterday, her worst fear had been missing out on a promotion, her boyfriend leaving her and maybe, her family disowning her. Yesterday she had normal people problems and she missed them dearly. Three months ago…

Gone.

It was a cold winter night. Leaves brushed on the ground, moving with the wind. The streets were well lit, but deserted. There was a night curfew you see. The country was in a state of unrest, with the new regime things had changed. In a struggle to state their authority, and with citizens resisting…

Misery.

Men and women filled the bar. Commotion, smoke and mixed conversations filled the air, somewhat blending with the music. Most were merry, celebrating the completed elections, which many considered free and fair. Mike sat by the counter sipping on his beer slowly, contemplating how things turned out. Never in his dreams had he thought that…