Mummy time

I woke up very early this morning – at 4am because I couldn’t sleep. My mind was so awake and so many varied thoughts were racing through my mind – ideas of all kinds floating around in an unstructured fashion (which is how they should). Since it became clear to me that sleep was going…

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The Business of Philanthropy

Regardless of each person’s views on the subject of helping less fortunate people do better, it has been found to be as sensitive a subject as how babies look. The fact is, not every new born is found to be as beautiful and deserving of the adoring “ooooh” that ensues from seeing the baby for…

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Black and Proud: why?

After watching the rerun of the 2007 BET awards on TV, a special friend of mine and I got into a discussion on the phone that went on late into the middle of the night. The discussion was centred around the concept behind the statement, “I’m black and I’m proud” as well as the other…

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Essentially, Woman

Great artists become great because they were nurtured in some way by some woman or women somewhere, in the same way that great people become great because some woman somewhere cared. As she cooked and cleaned and bathed and rebuked and spanked and worked and pointed out where the other sock was, she had the…

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Why should I apologise

Why should I apologise/ am i I not a soul like you?/ do I not like you cough in the midst of the dust thrown up by passing trucks and do my tears not stream from my blood shot eyes every time the carbon infested smoke invades my lungs? / Do I not like you…

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CALL OUT: QCS Poetry – Brown Steps

After collating all the data, I am happy to let you know that the immediate past Quarterly Colour Series ebook, Green Piece, was read by 175,000 people across the world (maybe more but this is from the people that fed back.) It has been a great success and it is because of your support. The…

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Life Changing moments

Do you have a story about a situation about your life that profoundly affected you and your life? Perhaps it is a story of something that made you grow up real fast, changed the way you do things or simply changed your perspectives? Well, send it to me.Muthoni Garland, Caine Prize 2006 nominee, is going…

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The sensetional unworld

It is interesting how the world goes round. One day you are down, the other you are on top of the world. One day, you find that in certain people’s eyes you are evil and in others you are an angel, without whom they would not survive. As I live and learn, I discover that…

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Africa, rejoice! Peupe is here.

Finally, my company, Multiple Choices has released the first blog application that has ever been built in East Africa. The team, headed by the Tech Director, John Wesonga (known in the bloggosphere as the subsaharancoder,) has built the blog application that is designed specifically for CEOs and experts in Africa. Peupe, the first corporate blog…

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