Diana is a Tanzanian living in the Swahili Coast city of Dar es Salaam. As a Tufts grad and an emerging writer of creative fiction, she has been playing around with her African and Western perspectives. In recent years, her work has been included in a book by artist Sarah Markes called Street Level, a compilation of illustrations and accompanying texts celebrating the cultural and architectural heritage of Dar es Salaam. In the past, Diana has worked in media and civil society in Tanzania. Currently, she freelances, developing or editing English-language content for print publications and websites.
When I cried out “He left us!” from a woven mat in my living room, us meant me and my three children. I might have added to that his brothers, but I did not mean his small house, who walked in just at that moment.