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Lily of the Sky

Hello! Here’s a short story I wrote for Blantyre’s May StoryTelling session at Kwa Haraba. It was an honour to read a story I wrote, inspired by the work we do as Little BIG Prints, mentoring secondary school girls in Zomba, Malawi. Let me know what  particular issue(s) resonates with you. Enjoy!   Edit: This […]

On “thoughts and prayers”

I think if there’s something modern man has found so easy to do, is to type “thoughts and prayers” and hit “send”. “Thoughts and prayers” to console a friend who’s loved one has gone on. “Thoughts and prayers” to a sick friend. “Thoughts and prayers” when disaster strikes a certain country. Thoughts and prayers are […]

Journey to the Peace of Loving You EP

The journey to the production of this EP started a really long time back. 2016 to be precise. After I recorded my debut album, I didn’t want to record music anymore. Why? Because I felt that the reason why I was recording was done and dusted, which was to record the special songs I had […]

Staying afloat: On the Journey to a Breakthrough

I usually don’t do a month catch up, or something regular to talk about how my life is going (because I don’t want to commit to something I won’t follow through. I also don’t have an exciting life to keep that running), but hey, I think I need to sit down, breathe, and talk about […]

Singing in a Foreign Language

Growing up, my parents sent my siblings and I to a private school which was very strict with English and taught us using the British curriculum. When we get in through the gates, we weren’t supposed to speak any vernacular language. I grew up looking down on my mother tongue for most part of my […]

Let Me Feel

It’s been very hot the last couple of days. It was so hot that I even started to forget that it may rain. In the morning, I had a list of groceries to buy. Mum asked me to pass by the maize mill and collect some bags of gaga. “Aunt” (the maid) put it out […]

Walk Down Happiness Lane

Happy 2018!!! I finally got round to doing a check-up after I was diagnosed with pneumonia 3 months ago. This involved half of my right lung heavily infected which may have begun while I was doing a survey in Lilongwe. The x-ray shows that both of my lungs are functioning well again. I am completely […]

Church: a Hospital for Sinners.

Over the weekend, I had a stomach bug that terribly weakened me. My dad and my friend Martha rushed me to MASM here in Zomba. There, we were directed to the nurses station, and I was put under drips and given some medication. I was also being monitored, so I was there for hours. Not […]

All things bright and beautiful

Colour. Nothing I love more on an outfit than colour. This blog post combines my post on colour and that on African print . The weather forecast made me feel so down because there was a good chance it would be cloudy and it would rain ? so I decided a bright outfit might cheer me up. […]

Wedding Guest: African Print

So, yesterday my mum just sprung news that we have to attend a wedding that we got invited to, and that she forgot to tell us earlier. I literally had very few minutes to get ready but thank God I had this dress I had made some time back, that I thought was perfect for […]