Kiini
Ibura
Salaam

Archives


 



Excerpts




NonfictionEssayExcerpt // //

Race: A discussion in 10 parts plus a few moments of unsubstantiated theory and one inarguable fact…

Posted on 4 December 2012

1.    Race is bullshit. A meaningless line drawn in sand by men bent on world domination and oppression. It was introduced as a fixed notion, an unchangeable, undeniable fact of world order. Yet from the moment of race’s conception, the amazing diversity of body types, cultures, and traditions on the African continent alone complicated race’s… »

More





NonfictionEssayExcerpt // //

When Conception Equals Confusion: The Battle Between Mothers and Would-Be Fathers

Posted on 4 December 2012

It happens in silence. A man—young, tall, hooded—sits in a waiting room. All the chairs are taken except the one diagonally across from him. A woman comes in carrying a child. She sits in the only seat available and busies herself removing the child’s coat and hat. The man’s eyes cut to the corner checking… »

More





FictionEroticaExcerpt // //

Kai Does Red…Again

Posted on 4 December 2012

Kai felt a hand nudge her in the small of her back. She turned to see Red standing there, grinning like a jack-o-lantern, a Cheshire cat, or anything with more teeth than mouth. She smiled, then looked away, knowing he would want to know where was that phone call she had promised him when he… »

More





FictionEroticaExcerpt // //

The Orange Grove

Posted on 4 December 2012

Ophelia places her wet hands on her young hips and pauses a moment.  The whites are hanging on the clotheslines, the darks are soaking in the washtub.  The midday sun is high.  She turns and looks up the hill at the big house.  Cecelia is there, waving from the kitchen door.  Ophelia waves back. She… »

More





FictionEroticaExcerpt // //

Market Intimacies

Posted on 4 December 2012

Cursing herself and her tomb of a marriage, Sunshine picked up her basket, rested it on her hip and swayed out of the yard. She went to a neighbor’s field to pick wildflowers and went down to the river to rest them on a small mound of earth. With fluttering eyelids, she imagined the twisted… »

More





FictionEroticaExcerpt // //

The Sexiest Seconds

Posted on 4 December 2012

When the square comes into view, I freeze. My heart loses its mind and forgets its rhythm. I take a deep breath and instruct it to beat. I count for it, and concentrate on lifting one foot after the other. Every cell in my body knows I am entering your domain. I may find you… »

More





FictionEroticaExcerpt //

The Dance of Love

Posted on 4 December 2012

The whisper of air against flesh was a new sensation. I had never been nude outdoors, not since I had breasts and hips, not since I had something to hide. V and I joined a line of women outside a smaller dwelling similar to the one we had left our clothing in. I shivered and… »

More