UnBounded – An Excerpt

My mum was dead. I went back to the house we used to live in and it was hollow with her absence.

5 Questions with 2ManySiblings

Velma Rossa and her brother Oliver Asike are Nairobi fashionistas turned Instagram celebrities. They are the organizers of the popular Thift Social events at the Alchemist and they plan to launch a 2ManySiblings fashion line later this year.  What is 2manySiblings? Velma: We are a brother and sister partnership with a passion to narrate the…

Everyday Africa

It’s been 5 years since journalists Peter DiCampo and Austin Maral dreamed up Everyday Africa –a hugely popular Instagram project that now boasts 325,000 followers. The idea was to challenge the cliché that African stories all just about poverty disease and war, and to instead showcase beautiful images of daily life from all across the continent,…

State of Emergency, Part II

In the Nairobi moonlight, a reporter squints into the harsh glare of a mounted light on a rooftop and clears her throat, preparing to deliver a news story. Her producer, Grace, is on comms with the director back at Nation Centre, fifth floor.

Live, On Thursday Night

It’s Thursday night. In the crisp, neon-lit evening, loud guitar riffs and drums rent the night air. In the back of the large crowd, Abdi Rashid Jibril is leaning against a wall, bobbing his head…