Celebrating East African Writing!
She is in her pink pajamas, dramatically splayed across the bed like someone crucified her, and Xavier imagines the letters “INRE” written into the white of her pillow. Only the nails have gone into her heart instead of her palms and feet. The culprit is a boy called Roman, fifteen ,named after Abramovich because the dad is an EPL obsessive and Roman was born when Russian bought the team back in 2003 A.D, Chelsea F.C.
Outside their house,in what the newspaper folks call ‘leafy urban suburb’ , there is a current election going on and an SUV going nowhere because in a two parent, three car, two child,one cat house- one car is always going to be a spare wheel.