Stories

Posted by Kenyanisa | 01 April 2017

“Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon.” – Emily Dickinson   For as long as I can remember I have been a storyteller...

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Posted by Kenyanisa | 29 July 2016

Here you are, my darling. Soaking your soul in this strangely comforting bath of nostalgia. Letting its bubbles caress your skin at rest. You like how it feels to be...

Posted by Kenyanisa | 29 July 2016

You ask me if I would go. If he, the one. My one. In years to come, long after the air has forgotten the scent of my sobbing. Long after...

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Posted by Kenyanisa | 29 July 2016

The end of this love story, ironically, comes with the same tragic simplicity as it had in the beginning. Our interaction again mediated by an app and a Smartphone; his...

Posted by Kenyanisa | 06 March 2014

When you meet a person for the first time, one of the natural questions that waft into that (mainly) insufferable talk has to be, “so what do you do?” I...

Posted by Kenyanisa | 30 October 2013

From the very moment that we drove into the town of Arusha, I understood her. Arusha is the overlooked sibling.  She is used to being away from the spotlight.  She...

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Posted by Kenyanisa | 12 September 2013

Imagine my surprise when in a singular moment of weakness, my fickle heart remembered the purgatory that was once loving you. And hot on the heels of that memory was...

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Posted by Kenyanisa | 17 July 2013

I live inside my head. Most of the time there is an endless, pointless clamor of motion within the cranial walls of this city. Infinite discussions between the two sides...

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Posted by Kenyanisa | 20 May 2013

I know who you are…   I see you every morning when I spray my braids with sheen. When your razor glides down your chin, it is from my mouth...

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