Storytelling the coffee journeys is how Vava enriches the taste of her coffee alongside the lives of the Kenyan farmers she has an intimate relationship with. She is a social entrepreneur, who exports globally but invests locally. It is a synergy that not only ensures the quality of coffee is top-notch, but that there is … Continue reading The Coffee Stories – Meet Brew Mistress Vava
Street Culture does not seem to have a very clear definition when each attaches it to their experience, of what they would perceive to be a city or town of Street Culture. In general, this would mean that there is expression of culture by youth through their creativity. We could also simplify it and say … Continue reading Does Nairobi Have Street Culture?
A sentence, it is said, is a string of words (that satisfy the grammatical rules of a language). A string of words ... the many things, and forms and shapes, I could make with a string. Most importantly, it ended where you wanted it to end; at the point where the creation was complete - … Continue reading My World in Sentences
In a moment of darkness, I am caught in the trap of routine; the disorderliness in my orderliness, and for that moment, I do not belong. In a moment of darkness, colour makes no sense, scents are mundane; I look to the sky and seek escape from this sphere I float on. In a moment … Continue reading In a Moment of Darkness
Eva Andrea Ter Avest Dahm. You’ll be damned trying to pronounce the name and lucky to get it right, unless you are of Dutch origin. But what if you did not try. What if you visualized the name. What character can you make out from the letters you see. Any scents? Colours? Ideas? I tried … Continue reading Theatre as a Way of Life, Wordlessness, Dyslexia & Why We Need New Stories
Are subjective... As we advance in life, the way we remember things changes. The thoughts, feelings and judgements we attach to memories alters because we too are altered by the magnitude of life. We shrivel and we open up, stretching our boundaries, testing our fears, realizing our follies, acknowledging our triumphs, amazing ourselves by our … Continue reading Memories
For a very long time I struggled to define what my career was. When people asked, "What do you do?" I could not think of a proper response, as much as I knew what I did- more precisely, all the things I did. As a child, it's amazing when you can do all these things: … Continue reading The Not-Prenuer: My Multi-Potentialite Syndrome
My volition won't let me down;Through the obstacles andThe mirages of a bound success,I stride on, I look back,I am here now. My volition will hold me, swing me,Take me -there yonder,There where I ponder:To sit, to be, to live. My volition will shape me, mend me,When I push too hard and break,When I'm sore and despaired,It … Continue reading My Volition
I am an amateur writer who has been lucky enough to begin finding a little voice which I have been hoping will grow and make more sense. The essence being that a large part of how I earn a living did and does depend on writing. It took five minutes to start that sentence because … Continue reading Just a Different Kind of English
For the love of writing and sharing! Finally, I am ready to confront my fear of feeling 'exposed'.