Just Between Us
Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s World… On Christmas evening, my sister and I are sitting outside talking about nothing in particular. The air is sharp and full, the kind that opens ever...
Stag Fight
Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s world… Saturday night I drain the last of my White Cap and duck into the night. As I back out of my parking spot, I hear a crunching sound at the back. T...
Renaissance
Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s World … Saturday morning finds me standing shirtless in my kitchen with a strange woman. She averts her eyes from my chest hair and says, “Mama ako hap...
On the Rocks
Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s World… Mother always told me it’s unmannerly to sit on the armrest of a chair, particularly as a guest in somebody’s home. Mel is padding around the ...
Dark Places
Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s world… The blue light of the TV flashes across the living room. Night has taken hold of the room. The silver of the moon is streaming in through a parting in the...
Cards on the Table
Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s world… As told by Kagwe * There are few things I enjoy more than an evening takeoff. There is a golden hour when upon takeoff, my aircraft pierces the ve...
Good Wives Club
Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s World… I clench my fists to quiet the trembling. I try to take a deep breath but my lungs refuse to fill up with air. My stomach feels like a gaping crat...
Duty Calls
Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s world… As told by Njambi * The Friday before Ng’endo’s graduation, Margaret’s call comes in before my alarm. “Did I wake you?” she asks. For heaven...
Playing Circus
Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s World… The coughs of a lorry and a banging on my gate wake me up. The tent people have come to collect their tents and chairs. Njambi rolls over in her s...
Playing Fast and Loose
Jump to Start: Thirsty Thursday Previously in Njambi & Kagwe’s World… The shrieks of children stomping around the driveway pull me from sleep. My eyes are sore and I could swear someon...