The Nandi Bear

Something new this month for your enjoyment.

Growing up in Africa introduced me to another culture and its beliefs. The Nandi Bear was a fearsome creature reputed to only eat the brain of its victim. Never seen, mention of its name was greeted with rolling eyes and the sign to avert witchcraft.

This is a true story. I heard the Nandi Bear that night and his claws are still deep inside me, waiting for a quiet moment in the middle of the night to drag me screaming into a nightmare.