Monthly Archives: January 2011

With Failure Involved…

I alighted at the rough-pebble shores of Nakwakolea and jumped on my bike to follow the general direction that the few fishermen and village people pointed. In my unwise haste I forgot to wear my padded cycling shorts in case … Continue reading

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Fear That Was Conquered With Fear

My dear friend, I’ll now tell you this stalled story that is now just beginning. Lets just skip the vigor of everyone around the boat that evening as we left; the vigor of the young men that called me “rasta” … Continue reading

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A Tot Of Just-Happy-To-Leave, Please

Mid-morning on Saturday, I saw the boat coming. It must have felt what overconfident Christians must imagine it will feel like when the Lord comes for them. And so I ran to the shore as the boat came to a … Continue reading

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Time and (im)patience- Things I Lost

I woke up at dawn as a pair or fishermen started shouting from the shores, as they were wont to. The contagious celebratory air that infects people on Fridays was not to be felt today. Before I tell you about … Continue reading

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Where Did Thursday Go?

On Thursday, I waited for the guy that had promised to leave with his boat at noon. I waited. Was he going to turn up at noon? How about in the evening? I think I had been lied to. Just … Continue reading

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A Stolen Ego And Another Na├»vety Story

On my first night the lady that looked after the lodge was kind enough to leave out some cushioned chairs when she went home in a village nearby that is where I spent the night. For a long time, I … Continue reading

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Lake Music

By and by, I arrived at the lakeside town and crossed over to a once very beautiful but now derelict lodge outside which I was to wait for the boats going my way. “You just missed the last one”, they … Continue reading

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