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Robert Ndwiga’s Terrorists of Jubaland

The Kenya Defence Forces aka the KDF were deployed in October 2011 on Kenya’s first offensive motion as an independent nation. They went to Somalia to fight the Al Shabaab terror movement who had taken over huge swathes of that nation and were using it as a base to do their evil deeds. Deeds that […]

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Another year, another Storymoja Hay Festival.

Like the night turns into day and day back into day another Storymoja Hay festival was upon us. This year the venue had moved to the National Museum at the Museum Hill. Awesomeness. The Storymoja Hay Festival just seems to be getting better by the year. This years edition started on the Thursday at the […]

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Barbara Kimenye’s passing is just sad

I woke up this morning to the news that Barbara Kimenye the author of the the Moses Series of children’s books is dead. Very sad. There is hope for children’s literature still though. The Guardian yesterday reported that Barbara Kimenye passed on at the age of 82. It doesn’t stated how the grand dame of […]

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The Return of the Storymoja Hay Festival

The Storymoja Hay Festival is back. The event is set to hit Nairobi on 13-16th September at the National Museum of Kenya. I first attended the festival in 2009 when it was but a thing at the Impala grounds. During those ages when dinosaurs roamed the earth and the phones of choice were Blackberry (smart) […]

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Sihle Khumalo’s Heart of Africa (How Zack could have made it to South Africa)

One of the loudest noises in the last few months is a campaign by a dude called Zachary Muturi Kimotho who was on a quest to propel a wheelchair to South Africa to the closest spinal injury medical facility. The campaign dubbed “Bring Zack Back”, supported by the Kenya Paraplegic Association and Safaricom was aimed […]

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Alexander Nderitu’s guide for Kenyan writers.

A look at “Changing Kenya’s Literary Landscape” a paper by Alexander Nderitu who I met when I went to visit ailing author Marjorie Oludhe-Macgoye. When I joined that delegation to see the ailing Marjorie Oludhe-Macgoye two Fridays ago I joined writers in fervent discussions about getting one’s work out. My strength at the discussions was […]

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Talking books at Marjorie Oludhe-Macgoye’s Ngara home

Where authors meet at Marjorie Oludhe-Macgoyes home in Ngara and talk books. One of the best movies I have watched in my life was Finding Forrester a movie at the turn of the millennium starring Sean Connery. Connery  acts as William Forrester a reclusive writer who lives in Harlem  and who has lived there for […]