Lamu

Magoma's Ocean Adventure from Lamu to Mozambique

I couldn't believe it when I heard the news. I had been selected to be a crew member of a big boat that was leaving for Msumbiji, Mozambique in a week’s time. ‘Alhamdulillah!’ Thanks to God! I said several times in between mouthfuls of miraa, the green leaf that keeps…

Red Snapper in the House

  I looked at the red hues of the fish and frowned. It was a curiosity frown, one that spreads over my forehead the dozens of times that curiosity strikes me on any given day. “Huyu ni red snapper sir!” This is a red snapper sir!' Magoma told me in…

Feasting on Rabbit Fish at Kiongwe

The village stared back at us silently. I was in the driver's seat and at some point, the car almost veered off the road as I my gaze lingered at the palm-tree-branch roofed houses that we were driving by at that moment.

Lamu Island's Yellow House

The rotting dhania, coriander, sat gloomily on top of the small fridge. It had been a sweet green color just days back in Mombasa when we bought it at Nakumatt, City Mall. But that was then. Now, thanks to a dead fridge when I arrived back in Lamu from Mombasa,…

A Joyous Night at Dudu Villas

The two donkeys were hurtling towards us with scared looks in their usually expressionless faces. Hot on their heels were three German Shepherd dogs. I stopped in my tracks as did Mulhat. As the man, I tried to look brave and behave as if I met angry German Shepherd dogs…

Lamu Island's Yellow House

The rotting dhania, coriander, sat gloomily on top of the small fridge. It had been a sweet green color just days back in Mombasa when we bought it at Nakumatt.