Aleya Kassam Is Writing a Beautiful Ode to Her Granny– in Tweets

Aleya Kassam Tweets for Grandmother

There’s one twitter feed you should definitely be following right now: @aleyakassam. You probably know her Aleya Kassam for her Chanyado blog or have at one point stumbled upon one of her prolific pieces – #KenyanAndIndian, One Year On, F**K BEAUTY.

Aleya’s grandmother has been in hospital as she let her over 3,000 followers know in a single tweet last Thursday that read: “At the hospital with granny. Got Chaucer in my bag from @FilmKenya. She prefers Shakespeare. I wish I could read her Rumi to soothe her soul”.

Since, and throughout the long Labour Day weekend, Aleya has been at her storytelling best, in the process transforming her timeline into a 140-character-at-a-time manuscript in honour of her ailing old granny. Her tweets that touch on everything from the internet to the absurdities of modern health care are the most beautifully ponderous tweets you’ll currently read anywhere.

Our best wishes to Aleya’s granny, Aleya and her family.

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