(guta) daniel borzutzky: it is difficult to move in a body so congested with images of mutilation. when you have drunk this much, do you dream of vodkad-vomit saturated with country profiles? –the unitedkingdomers are back to fulfil their father’s dreams with english proficiency tests for visas that won’t last you long enough […]Read More how to clean a refugee body
this is not how we die. on a diet of unknowns: ketepa and the smell of acrylics/ we dance to lyrics/ we have never known– childhoods activated like we once spoke lingala (but we perhaps did, or not)– [fated to the uncertainty of living– as though we were dead] and we have learnt to bury […]Read More studio 44
did you think her overdressed in a g-string make-up and glitter? why not?Read More 12/5/24/9/5
i was born. (in a golden casket) dead > alive.Read More ccxix-m
a child in lucky summer tries to wake his brother up he’s been dead for three minutes and a second! “mayoooo” is our cover for “haki iwe ngao na…” the only mlinzi here is your ability to hold your breath. [;] hold up: they check the number of your teeth (at recruitment) in […]Read More 08.08.2017, we have questions; for you.
what does a body look like after suffering four years of death? does it fold itself like overcooked spaghetti or stand straight like a sisal heart in kitulani? 12.01.2014 today, my aunt died and: i no longer have tears for death should i tell her this when, if, she comes again?Read More elii, or dining with death
at five: we need to talk when you asked me if i had a wife i hushedly said no; afraid they’d hear & rolled another chapati for penina (i wonder what happened to the dough you washed down the sink at ngakuyaa‘s!) last night, in ngong, i came to collect you, daughter my family […]Read More naisola & children in the future