Diamonds & Daisies

Monday, January 21, 2008

Prologue (e)

Awendo put the baby in her basket and surveyed the room. She felt relaxed now. Breaking crockery always eased her tension – and that set needed breaking. She looked at te three remaining pieces of the ugliest crockery on the planet. She had often wondered whether Mama had bought them just to spite... Sign in to see full entry.

Prologue (d)

Achieng’. It was the only name that they could all agree on, even though she was born at 11.43 p.m. “Atalia. After all, she was conceived on the night they played in Spain.” The father, of course. “Yes…but France won that match, and I am not naming my daughter for football.” “We could call her... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Prologue (c)

Achieng’. It was the only name that they could all agree on, even though she was born at 11.43 p.m. “Atalia. After all, she was conceived on the night they played in Spain.” The father, of course. “Yes…but France won that match, and I am not naming my daughter for football.” “We could call her... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Prologue (b)

“ Wooi, woooi amekufa! Mwanoa wa kwanza amekufa…” yelled one of the women. The uncle, Otuoma, rushed in. He took in the exhausted mother, the weeping mother-in-law, the frantic women and the infant in one sweep, then took charge. A woman could not handle a crisis – he had always said so. He dashed... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Prologue (a)

He paced up and down the corridor of Lufinga hospital. It wasn’t exactly a corridor. But then, it wasn’t exactly a hospital. It had the regulation white walls – topped with makuti roofing. It had a horde of nurses – educated girls from the city in brief uniforms and crisp caps. It even had a doctor... Sign in to see full entry.

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