Falling Stories

You cannot see it but the jacaranda trees are flowering each blossom an insurgent against the sameness of life Soon the streets will be a revolution of colour suffused with a tangible tenderness Fight, grandma, fight It’s worth the struggle to witness next season’s lilac uprising.   Phyllis Muthoni   It’s September and the Jacarandas…

Asking For Stories

by Wanjiku Mungai This is what terrifies me: one day, we’ll wake up and find that all of the stories are gone. Let me explain. I find myself thinking more about endings as I grow older. Of late, I’ve been thinking specifically about what comes after the end. Not in the sense of what comes…

The Africas And the Complexity of Our Media Problems

I don’t like this expression ‘First World problems.’ It is false and it is condescending. – Teju Cole An article in Al Jazeera talks about how the Western media is always getting the story wrong. It is, more importantly, asking why we instinctively turn to Western Media outlets – as if the rest of the media…