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KENYA: A Country in Magayu K. Magayu’s short story: ‘Do You Know Anybody?’

Any better description of the post-independence Kenya would only come close to Richard Ntiru’s description of the contemporary society in his classical poem, Introduction, that ‘Society is a market stall/And men goods on display/ Where the label is more important than the labelled/ And the price more fascinating than value’.

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Daughter Of The Mirror.

This image you see shines with more magnificence than you'd imagine- If it was cracked in more places than the lines across your heart, It would be crashed to crystal grains and you, by the hurt. If it was crashed, even evenly scattered o'er wrong places, Your beauty would still be bathed in better

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The days that I have loved you

In the days that I have loved you I have learnt disappointment The lesson that we all know That no one is perfect That we blatantly ignore And take in precious souls Open hearts full of expectations But I had forgotten To separate loving you With my mind, from Loving you with my heart So I had to learn realistically That my

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The midnight call

Thought of our day one, It was one of a kind. For sure I had won, the beauty of them I found. That night was at its mid. This ill say in a jest, And please don't detest. This midnight call has no coincidence, no, NO...! But one thing you must know, I stay late to see the night, Waiting for

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Start Over

Today I woke up feeling heavy and spent The day already incipient with gloom And the darkness of my self doubts Reflected in the early morning fog My impudence shelved and catching flack For feeling like doom My body questions its natural state, An enigma The way it sits, counterfactual, shy, This damsel’s grit way in the gutter Already limp,

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