Celebrating East African Writing!

Time for a buzz – Contemporary Nairobi

I think it is time for a buzz over here. It’s mid of the year, deadlines are catching up, routine is lulling, unless you are planning a June wedding in … Continue reading

May 31, 2010 · 1 Comment

TI Sawa Sawa Festival

May 26, 2010

Conflict and Tension

Conflict and Tension Conflict is the fundamental element of fiction, fundamental because in literature only trouble is interesting. It takes trouble to turn the great themes of life into a … Continue reading

May 24, 2010

Story of the Week of 17th May 2010

Your votes are in and this week’s Story of the Week is… From my Mother’s Kitchen  by Oliver Mathenge Read it… and look out for its continuation this week! Congratulations Oliver! … Continue reading

May 21, 2010 · 1 Comment

Popular Culture

Great works of fiction will invariably reflect aspects of the writer’s culture in different degrees depending on the writer’s purpose. On the other hand, works of fiction have an influence … Continue reading

May 17, 2010 · 1 Comment

Writing for Teenagers

All teenagers have this desire to somehow run away. –Joan Chen Most of them are smart enough to know that being a chokora or a train hobo  will not take … Continue reading

May 10, 2010

Verse, Words, Emotion

Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow- You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; … Continue reading

May 6, 2010

Writing Children’s Fiction

I grew up in an environment where reading was encouraged. My mom would buy, sometimes second hand, books and books and books. When I was 3 years old, my mum … Continue reading

May 3, 2010 · 1 Comment