Kalongolongo Uncovered

Kalongolongo Uncovered
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Kalongolongo is a very complicated word when you say it to the ‘born towns.’ It is another name for ‘cha-baba na cha-mama,’ obviously ‘for-father and for-mother.’ This game was played by children as a play to symbolize the family set-up. I happen to be among the selected few that played this game. To my ‘born-town’ […]

The Hunter Becomes The Hunted

The Hunter Becomes The Hunted
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​This is truly a mosquitoes slaughterhouse. Blood, blood and more blood. Unfortunately it’s the butcher’s own blood. Hunter turned hunted. ZZZ the mosquitoes buzz at the break of dusk. “Let’s attack him,” they urge each other. “Wait, he is still not asleep,” the younger skinny one complains. “He is never fully sleep. You will starve […]

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