Celebrating East African Writing!

Humour in an Envelope – Once-a-Month Contest

Write a short story that’s either a back and forth of humorous letters or includes a humorous letter and its even more humorous response.
Must have punch that has not been done before, so don’t copy and paste.
Prizes: Airtime worth KES 1000, KES 500 and KES 200 up for grabs.
Mark clearly in the subject line: Humour in an Envelope – send in to

November 29, 2010 · 2 Comments

Story of the Week – Daughter of Destiny

Well, you have spoken. And the Story of the Week is Daughter of Destiny by Paul Kariuki! Congratulations, Paul!

November 29, 2010

Word Play – Writers’ Weekly Blog

Words can be the difference between an insult and critique. Words can be the difference between just plain tagging, and creative street poetry. Words are the difference between the little smile on my lips when I read the Golden Boy’s little ‘Jules-stay-out-trouble-this-week’ notes…

November 22, 2010

A Peculiar Invitation

Are you in need of a little mental provocation?! Come join Sunny Bindra (leading columnist, author, management strategist) as he dissects our funny and no-so-funny national peculiarities. 6-8pm 4th Dec. Silverbird, Westgate.

November 21, 2010

Netflix- Writers’ Weekly Blog

The Editor’s Pick this week is Netflix: She is wearing those skinny jeans and a strappy top, an ensemble that brings out her petite, lithe and curvy frame in gratuitously lust inducing chic.

November 15, 2010

Winning Vignette – Lorot, Son of the Hills

Both of you, Lorot and Wanjeri need to contact me so I’ll know where to send your prize of airtime. Congratulations!

November 14, 2010

It’s a Unicorn! (Closing on Flash Fiction and Vignettes)

So to close on the Flash Fiction/Vignette discussion, I thought I’d share a Flash Short from one of my favourite Kenyan Urbane writers. Mwangi Ichungwa. This Flash Short is a mini science fiction piece, set in Nairobi and…

November 8, 2010

New Age Poetry

The internet, computers, mobile internet and hi-tech personal digital assistants open up a whole new level of communication, and with it “new age literature”.

Note: Look out for the Blog Schedule!

November 1, 2010