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BEHIND THE LENS @ABEL PHOTOGRAPHY

2017-09-29T09:29:20+00:00
Deborah Moraa
8 months ago

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” - Oprah Winfrey I hate journeys and especially long trips while sitting in a tiring position and with swollen feet. Sometimes I even get headaches and I'll sleep the moment I get onto a bus. On this particular day, no sooner

 Africa in Pictures

Departure from Nairobi

2017-09-03T02:59:44+00:00
Tom Mwiraria
9 months ago

Departure from Nairobi -------------------- The land of indomitable lions, land of fearless eagles, land of sun's benediction', land of lonely ruby hills, land of hypnotising sunsets, the land beyond the misty mountains of my ancestors is calling my name' come, M'Ntani come'. I shall heed and go. Beneath the azure Eastern skies, across the valleys,

 Africa in Pictures

Fort Jesus

2017-08-16T02:41:41+00:00
Tom Mwiraria
9 months ago

Between 1593-1596, the Portuguese built a Fort in Mombasa. A deluxe example of Portuguese military architecture of 16th Century, dexterously designed by Italian Architect Cairati. Built in human shape the building was christened Fort Jesus, a clear religious orientation of the builders. It is now UNESCO heritage site. Inside the Fort a museum which exhibits

 Art

Granny’s Flat

2017-08-16T01:42:00+00:00
Robyn Perros
9 months ago

"Granny’s flat smelled of sour milk and cigarettes. Soap opera’s blared from the TV’s down the hallway and paint peeled like chapped lips from the walls. The carpets were yellow and sticky ­­–­ “like old earwax”, my mother and I would giggle as we hiked the stairs. Fanning our armpits and fixing our hair."

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A song of redemption.

2017-08-16T02:37:03+00:00
Tom Mwiraria
12 months ago

Savannah of Lions and Morans our fatherland the land of Mau Mau the land of the lionhearted the land we know as home the land soaked with our heroes blood for our freedom the land going to the dogs the land sold away the land betrayed we shall redeem our land (Refrain) we shall redeem

 Africa in Pictures

Old town Chronicles

2017-05-21T23:00:47+00:00
Tom Mwiraria
1 year ago

The alarm rudely went off with annoying noises of varying pitch and volume. It sounded like an alert for Zombie apocalypse. I was infuriated. It had assaulted my ears and disturbed my sleep. I had no choice but to open my left eye and hit the snooze button as hard as possible. While grunting curses