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DEAR LORNA

Dear Lorna, Initially when you were informed about diabetes you thought it was for the elderly only. It was the sugar monster from far away …
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LIVE FREE

Dear 18 year old Barbara, You are yet to experience grief but you are about to. …
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DEAR DD

Dear Dd,It will hurt when she’s gone. It’s been almost two years and I still miss her. Her death will not necessarily come as a surprise …
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DEAR FAITH

Dear Faith, Yesterday I was in a car with someone who was born around the same time dad was. Looking at him I could only guess the type of …
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LET IT GO

Dear Amy, The fighting stopped but dad doesn’t sleep on his side of the bed anymore. He travels a lot more and for longer periods of time …
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REMEMBER YESTERDAY

Dear Ciiku, If you are reading this, it is as I have feared. Morning has come and with it the darkness and despair of yesterday has disappe …
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ON THE NIGHT YOU LOSE YOURSELF

Dearest Kemunto, On the night you lose yourself you will be in your room alone clutching desperately onto a moment when you were eating bou …
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Breathe, Just Breathe

You know in books/movies/series when something huge happens to the protagonist – good or bad (but in most cases bad) - then everything cha …
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Dear Kene

Dear Kene, KK, or whatever nickname you use to go by then, seriously I can't remember, you'll understand why eventually. …
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THE INTERVENING PERIOD

 Darling, There are things, and then there are Things- you know: the ones with a capital “t.” …
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NOW I KNOW PAIN

The older I get the lonelier I feel. Adult smiles are brief then we walk past each other. The mind is more imaginative. That’s good when i …
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YOUNG WAIRIMU

Yo! Young Wairimu, Okay, so maybe I shouldn’t start a letter to my younger self that way. But, on a serious note, I would only write a …
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YOU WERE ONCE WILD HERE, DON’T LET THEM TAME YOU

Dear 26 year old Amandla, You spent the past 10 years working your butt off so your sister and brother would have the same opportunities yo …
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DEAR YOUNG CHARLI

Dear young Charli,   I have never been very good at writing letters. I generally would prefer to talk to you face to face, but for now, t …
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YOU DON'T HAVE TO HOLD EVERYTHING IN

My darling eight year old self, I realised something a couple of years ago and I think it’s about time I shared it with you. Listen caref …
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THE CHILD MAMA RAISED

Dear Wanjeri, You’re eight now and life is about to change. One morning in June, you’ll want to enter your parents’ bedroom like you …
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IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU

Darling, It has taken me a long time to finally do this and I am still not sure these words are the ones I want to use. This is a problem y …
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IN FAITH IN HOPE AND IN LOVE

Afua ni mbili, kufa na kupona (Deliverance is of two kinds, dying and getting better) Dear Nyokabi, This is not going to be good, but you …
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TO MUGAMBI

To Mugambi, March 4, 1999. On the evening following the funeral of Davie M., your high school desk mate, who died from alcohol poisoning …
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YOU CANNOT LEAVE THIS LIFE ALIVE

Dear Kuni, Confusing, confounding, painful remembering, regretting, rethinking, changing perspective. …
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