I asked around. The reasons Kenyan writers shy away from romance stories: Romance stories explore emotions. We are African; apparently someone decided that as Africans talking about emotions is a big no-no. *scratches head*
“What a strange thing! to be alive beneath cherry blossoms.” ― Kobayashi Issa Robert Spiess published his first haiku in 1949, his first of 10 books in 1966. He was the … Continue reading
Creative gifts are not the kind you can turn off when it’s inconvenient. They are not a part of you. They are you. Once you are born a painter or a writer or a musician, it reflects in everything you do. You feel more; words have special kin with you when you are a writer, so their weight bears harder on you.