Jalada Africa

Jestocost, Djinn


I pluckèd Leutha’s flower,
And I rose up from the vale;
But the terrible thunders tore
My virgin mantle in twain.
_William Blake (Visions of the Daughters of Albion)

In November of 3031, the Kenya Colony of New East Africa was wiped off the face of the earth. Eurasia and Imperial America sent multiple teams to investigate the disappearance of 200 million people. Few came back alive. On February 16th, 3059, a young woman was found deep in the Kilimanjaro Mountain. She was clutching at a half-burned photograph, a lamp, a skull, and a voice-recorder.

These are the voice logs of Iris Mfalme, daughter of late author Julia Mfalme and her husband, war-hero and Commander of the Kenyan Free Forces, Sage Mfalme.

11.38 pm, 4th November, 3031.

I… I thought of Mum all day today. Last night I saw her in my dreams. Well…it could have been her. I don’t…

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