A spinner of dark tales and an ardent worshipper of the sun, Mũthoni Kiarie lives in her adoptive home of Oakland, CA, but constantly pines for her original home, Kenya. She is a recipient of the 2013 Joseph Henry Jackson Award from The San Francisco Foundation, for her novel-in-progress. Her stories have been published in Narrative Magazine, Dismantle: An Anthology, The Weeklings, and Generations Literature Magazine. She is an MFA graduate from Mills College and an alumna of both the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation and the Las Dos Brujas Writers’ Workshops.
Content by Mũthoni Kiarie
BY Mũthoni Kiarie
With her mother, The Daughter was different. She would express herself loudly, stretching herself above her five-foot frame, trying to match herself to the majesty that was her mother, never quite measuring up, but never giving up. They enjoyed this combat of wills, mother and daughter, though sometimes, this contest would end with one or the other stomping off to cry silent tears of frustration.