Celebrating East African Writing!
Thank you very much for your support, entries, comments and voting during the Storymoja Generation Kenya Kenyan Conversations Picture Prompt Writing Competition.
We are now very pleased to announce the final winners of the competition.
In 1st Position is The Gentleman’s Club Written by Clifton Gashagua (Ksh 2000/-, 2 Storymoja books and 1 complimentary festival pass to the Storymoja Hay Festival)
In 2nd Position is The Mysterious Visitor Written by Beth Nduta (Kshs 1500/-, 1 Storymoja book, and 1 Complimentary festival pass to the Storymoja Hay Festival)
In 3rd Position is If who you are… Written by Naomi Kamau (Kshs 1000/-, and 1 complimentary Day Pass to the Storymoja Hay Festival)
Please note that the Kenyan Conversations Competition winners will be awarded their cash prizes at the Storymoja Hay Festival, at a Generation Kenya session which will be confirmed later. I will be contacting the three winners with details of how to pick up their tickets and books.
The winning comment was by Gitura Kihurtia on The Gentleman’s Club which read:
A well written piece that engages the reader thoroughly. It shows a common trend in our society where people at different stages of life i.e young & old congregate to socialize and pass time in order to forget their shortcomings in life.
Kama vile unaweza pata mavijana kwa mawee(sitting in a slab talking), and when you ask them “mna do” they tell you ” tu na work na NGO”.Yani, Nothing Going On.That’s the sad thing with the Kenyan youth. graduates but without jobs.A very explosive situation if you ask me.I give it ashuu(10).
Gitura will receive one day pass for a day of his choice during the Storymoja Hay Festival.
We also promised that one of you will win a ‘thank you’ day pass for your kind and creative support during the last 12 months. All you had to do was register for a draw.
And the winner is:
Halima Hussein who shared her piece Soliloquy of a Typical Nairobian Snob on August 15, 2010!
I will be contacting Gitura and Halima on how to get their complimentary tickets.