Jason’s Announcement

Jason was in his living-room, sitting on the floor, looking over a music sheet while having a cup of hot Kenyan yellow tea. It was 7:15 so it was too late to call his father. It was after mid-night there. He would have to call in the morning. He had exciting news to tell him …

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An Evening on the Beach

They were back in Seychelles after spending 3 wonderful nights at Bateleur Camp, a luxurious Kenyan safari camp overlooking vast, game-filled Mara plains. Local Kenyan guides take them out on drives. They flew back to Seychelles that afternoon and now they were spending the evening on the beach. The sun was going to set soon. …

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Zhang’s Story

It's no longer safe to be a Christian in China.  That's why I fled and came here to Kenya three and a half years ago. I found a church where there was a mixture of Kenyan and Chinese worshippers. That was where I met and fell in love with Aluna, a beautiful Kenyan woman. The …

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Mrs. Cheung Learns About Karine

Jason was on a ZOOM call with his parents. As usual, his mother did most of the talking. She was going on about one of the neighbors who had invited her over for lunch. "I was looking forward to some of her delicious soup, but instead, she said that we were going to have peanuts …

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Leopole Meets Jina

Nicola stood at the window, looking out. Her uncle was in his study. She was bored out of her mind. Frustrated, she went to his study. The door was open. He was sitting at his desk, watching something on his laptop. "What are you watching, Uncle Leo?" she asked. "Yesteryears and yardsticks, a fascinating series …

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Dinner with the Group

Jason glanced at his watch. In a few minutes, he, Michelle and a few other colleagues would be heading out of the office to have dinner at Hong Kong Kitchen. He pulled on his jacket and then went over to his desk to power off his computer before locking his drawers. Michelle stood at the …

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First Day at Work

It was his first day for work. He was sitting in the lounge. The company car had picked him outside of his apartment building at seven sharp and brought him over to the company which was about a forty-five minute drive. He was told to wait in the lobby and that someone would be down …

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Off to Nairobi

As he sat there, waiting to board his flight to Nairobi, Kenya, he could still hear his mother demanding for the umpteenth time, "Why do you have to go there?" "My company is sending me there, Ma." "Why Africa? Why not America or Canada or England?" "They need me in Nairobi. Besides, I've always wanted …

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Taking Root

Recognized as Time Magazine’s Hero of the Planet, Wangari Maathai, Kenyan environmentalist and political activist was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.  She earned her bachelor’s and master degrees and completed her doctorate in the United States.  When it came to the environment, she has been a gargantuan force in the …

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Dalia’s Story

I’m a Kenyan student living in Beijing.  I was one of the many Kenyan students awarded Chinese Government Scholarship to study in China.  It was at the university where I met Taio, the Chinese guy I would fall for and have an illicit relationship with.  It was illicit because of our cultural and socio-economic differences.  …

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