12-05-2021 by Freddie del Curatolo
I play rugby because they gave me a new shirt.
Not the shoes.
Maybe next time.
But I got a decent pair at the dump.
I play rugby because every Saturday they pick me up from the Kibera slum and take me to a beautiful green field.
I also play because after training and the match they feed me rice and meat.
It's the only time of the week I don't eat polenta, beans or field grass.
I like rugby because it makes me feel less lonely.
It's a bit like my life in Kibera: all crammed into tin shacks, one on top of the other in the scrum, trying to team up and come out together.
In the end you know it's just one guy who comes out and starts running towards the goal, until fate tackles him a little further on or, who knows, just when he was about to reach the final line.
Some people have made it, you know?
I play rugby also for this, for the dream.
To cultivate hope, which is born from daily suffering and can blossom into sudden joy.
Even if it's not right that suffering is a scrum of many and joy is always a lonely escape.
This is what I dream of: a goal to which, one day, we can all arrive together.
An evening of stories about Kenya and the Mijikenda ethnicity this Tuesday at Figino Serenza in the province of Como.
With free entrance, in the beautiful and elegant frame of Villa Ferranti, the headquarters of the municipal library, Malindikenya.net's director...
A good read, about past times and those who dream of reviving them, until reaching the origin of those ancient tales narrated here. It's the Kenya of «Lord of the prairie», the latest book by the spanish writer Javier Yanes.
French sportswear multinational Decathlon is ready to land in Kenya.
Next year he will open his first retail shop in Nairobi, counting on the development of the capital and the possibility of reaching the whole country through the online shop...
This year Freddie of the Curatolo chose children as a public to tell her stories of Kenya, between nature, solidarity and fun moments.
They are elementary schools, especially quarters and scenes, listening to stories that go from baobab to schools...
The filming of the documentary film "Italian in Kenya" has ended. It's a short feature commissioned by the Italian Foreign Ministry, through the Italian Institute of Culture in Nairobi, as part of the week of Italian language in the world.