Sanya Noel

Sanya Noel lives in Nairobi where he works as an engineer during the day and writes at night. His works have been published in Kwani?, This is Africa, and Omenana among others. Sanya is an editor at Enkare Review.

For a While

Photograph by Obuh Christopher Nelson

My father’s voice was there—
this shall be the front

and that the back—
rising as the masons read the plan.

I’d guessed it right. Even at eleven
I could guess what a building plan …

If We Dredged the Babadogo River…

Photograph by Obuh Christopher Nelson

Shit in a gurney bag
a long dead dog with its head cut off,
a body without hair
with its pink tits sticking in the air

A white doll with one of its eyes gouged …

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