Tiema Haji Muindi

Tiema Haji Muindi

You had a serpent
In your homestead
And ran away to exile
Those who remained
Were tortured or killed
And those who survived
Lived in fear
And resistance...

I happen to have had a mother who knew the value of education for her children even though she never saw the inside of a classroom as a pupil, but only when summoned by my class teacher to hear the mischiefs of her only son...

Perhaps it’s better to learn to live with what you cannot change.

I have always been allergic to being backbitten but my most recent allergy is the closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera one. This has now developed into...

In the land where I come from, I used to hear the elders saying that “not every day is a Sunday”. I never got the chance to ask them what that meant. However, as a small boy at the time, my inquisitive nature realised that it was ...

From where I sit, I keep thinking that women are smarter than men — or is it something to do with perceived differences in maturity levels? Well, my brother from another mother would tell you that all women are smart in what they ...

I am a disturbed man, not because there’s a court order to attach my properties or because the mother of my six daughters has been recalled by her family delegates because of my failure to pay the 14-year-outstanding lobola. I am...

My first cellphone was a huge Nokia brand, the size of a medium size cassava. It had some loud, scary ring tones that could have woken a snoring spouse. But thanks to a changing milieu, the dynamics of technology have given us ...

From where I sit, I keep thinking that if the municipalities had garbage trucks for picking up all those people who lack common decency, some of us would be passengers. Starting in public places such as taxi ranks, beaches, restaurants ...

I know that I have a poor memory and not just because I cannot remember when I last got paid my salary or when my next lobola instalment is due. It’s just that my memory and senses reject matters which are not my concern, ...

I like the police. Really, I do. Without them, the people in prison would be out on the streets making our lives miserable. And if that wouldn’t be bad enough, there would be a lot more competition for jobs in the underworld. Despite ...

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