Ivy Nyayieka is a junior at Yale from Nairobi, Kenya. A prospective English major, Ivy helps to shape the discourse on African issues through writing in the Yale Daily News, and through managing the social media presence of the Yale African Students Association.
Bending is sacred. It is what you do at mass during the Glory be to God. It is what you do when you bathe from a bucket in the morning, trying to go faster because you promised yourself you would not run late, but finding god in every part of your body and slowing down. It is what a 12-year-old me watched market-going women with sacks of groceries on their backs do every Monday to Saturday at 5.25 a.m. as I waited for the Newlight school-bus.
Monica's life seems lonely to me. Not in the way that standing at the airport alone, after your lover says goodbye, is lonely. It is lonely in the pleasurable way that reading a book is. Every weekday at four a.m., Monica gets up. With only Nairobi's cold morning breeze for company, she leaves her house...
I was once reading Alexis Teyie's work, which I love and hunt down every now and then because she makes really beautiful poetry in really silent corners. In her piece, she talked about how an artist's reluctance to share work is actually pride (and she of course put it more glamorously).
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