Gladwell Pamba

Gladwell Pamba lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya. She enjoys writing stories centered around sexuality and African traditions. In 2019, she was longlisted for Writivism Short Story Prize, and won Afreada Contest. She was nominated for Kenya’s Annual Sondeka Short Story Prize in 2020. Her short stories appear in Digital Bedbugs Anthology (2020), Equipoise Anthology (2021), Kikwetu Journal and Kalahari Review. Gladwell blogs at

Marisela's Underwear

“You jealous people don't know me well!” Marisela said, clapping her hands. The adults asked what was wrong. Marisela shook her head. “You wicked people have stolen my underwear!”