The Pen and I are in this constant love relationship that gets deeper with each word, each sentence, each tale that maps words across the plain terrain of a page. We are paired comfortably like an old couple that is just discovering that you never stop discovering new things about the territory that is second nature to you, and hence we love to marvel at one another, laugh with one another, cry with another, as though we have just met each other. And yet, we have always known each other. And yet, we will always regard one another with surprise. Because what we see is always a fresh image of the stories ebbing within us, begging to be told, not yet realised. Africa will shine old through our new eyes. That's us. The Pen and I.