Kinjal Sheth is a writer from Nairobi, Kenya. Her short fiction explores themes such as unbelonging, hybridity, migration, and what it means to inhabit that contested space between cultures. She is currently a student in The University of East Anglia’s Prose Fiction MA, where she is working on her debut novel, which meshes the above themes with her interest in the corporate world and her undergraduate studies in Management at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
Content by Kinjal Sheth
BY Kinjal Sheth
When you finally reopen your eyes, the strobe lights have been replaced by soft overhead lighting and a maelstrom whirls on the dance floor – faces suspended in expressions of exhilaration that will only last until the bar closes. You see a familiar form moving among them. You let that thought go, sure it is a negroni-induced mirage. But you notice the way it taps its foot against the floor. Slowly. Out of time with the music.