A strong sense of identity gives a person the idea she can do no wrong; too little accomplishes the same.
A few months ago, Gabrielle Akinyi Wanjohi came to Nairobi. And then she realised that the above was true. In the strong sense of being Gaby, Tomboy, Creekside Princess, CB’s ex… she soon was lost, completely without any idea how to pull herself out of the endless maze of life, change, mystery and madness.
She will have to decide, now, before it is too late.
It’s almost as if I launched myself out into the ocean of life hoping, without any idea how to swim, to dive safely or sail a boat, with no knowledge about the ocean tides and currents and no navigation skills either. To make matters worse, I dove off the cliff, ignoring the hint of a cold that scratched at the back of my nose. And I got hit so hard by the bends, and the pain is back, so bad I can’t breath.
That’s why I am here.
Here: Sitting on a bench, right outside the Hilton Hotel, alongside other lost, tired and maybe demented souls, trying to see the safety of the shoreline, trying to take a breath…
This week, we gave you a review of the High School Favorite The River and The Source by Margaret Ogola: Most books on gender debate revolve around the axle of imbalance in the way men and women relate to one another, in their division of labour, including sharing the products of that labour, such as property, and these books further declare that whereas women are part of division of labour, there’s discrimination in distributing the fruits. This is what Margaret Ogola tackles in her works, and especially in the novel The River and the Source. Gideon Chumo
We also gave you a compilation of the best poetry from September: The reason the poet of the month of September wasn’t featured yesterday was because I was confused. It felt like I was back at the punks’ twilight zone. I frequented that place a lot this September. True story. Anyway, I had poems that had the same tally of votes and I didn’t know what to do. But I had a mini eureka moment and figured that it would be prudent to post the top three poems of the month. Linda Musita
Last but definitely not in the least, we republished Osas’ kind letter to a little girl who is now growing into the Queen of her life. To K, with love.
You will notice quite a bit of reorganisation on the blog. We have rearranged the articles and stories so that you can easily access archives. Just hover over the tabs to see the variety of articles.
Please note that under Girl Royal, you will find articles on life skills advice, legal advice, business and internet tips, creative writing tips, and beauty and fitness tips.
Before we go, please allow us to remind you that you can register for the Life Skills Coaching Conference on October 16, 2010 at aNDEKENYA.
We hope that you will enjoy reading both the Creekside Princess stories and articles from our resident writers. You can be a guest writer, too! Just write to us at email@example.com with your idea.