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On the Mind, Soccer and Music Concerts – Life at #Hayfest UK 2013 with Alex Kandie

The past 2 days at Hay have turned out to be quite memorable. One of the authors I was privileged to take care of on Tuesday was Ruby Wax. She … Continue reading

May 31, 2013

My Experience at HayFest UK – Alex Kandie’s Perspective

How did I get to attend the Hay Festival in Wales this year? I work for a publishing company in Nairobi called Storymoja (this is a Swahili term meaning ‘one … Continue reading

May 29, 2013

May Photo Drama – Announcing the Shortlist!

We are happy to announce the shortlist of entries made to the Photo Drama Short Story Contest. The Entries were based on the photo below. The order does not indicate any … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Call for Submissions: Golden Baobab Prize for Children’s Literature 2013

Dear Past Readers and Judges, It’s a pleasure to announce the ongoing fifth annual Golden Baobab Prize, a literary award that invites entries of unpublished African-inspired stories written for young audiences … Continue reading

May 26, 2013

A meeting with Quentin blake – Alex Kandie at The Hay Festival|UK

At about 3:30pm, I was heading towards the Wales Stage for some information. I was suddenly barricaded by a long line of people who from far seemed to be disappearing … Continue reading

May 26, 2013

China on the Mind – Aleya Kassam at The Hay Festival|UK

There are some parts of the world to which I have always been drawn – the sensuality and delicious imagery of South American literature and the promise of finding threads … Continue reading

May 25, 2013

Photo Drama – May Short Story Contest

Make sure you send in your story before 24th May 2013 at midnight East African Time.

Look at the photo, write down the first word that comes to your mind when you look at the photo.

Write a short story based on that word. Double extra points if your story is completely unrelated to the photograph.

Your short story should be no less than 750 words and no more than 1250 words.

See details for how to submit…

May 20, 2013

Spot Yourself (and 2 Friends) in a Photo – Win 2 Season Tickets to the #SMHayFest

Win 2 Season Tickets to the Storymoja Hay Festival in 4 easy steps. (10 season tickets available for a random 5 people) There are 183 photos from this Facebook Album … Continue reading

May 8, 2013

Death of the Author

This is the blog editor’s response to comments posted on a poem posted on this blog. The thoughts are not the complete body of thought on critique, critics and authors. … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

Look Up at the Sky – Poetry

Here are all the poems posted from these series. If you had read this post, scroll to the end for the links.

P.S. There will be four 250/- airtime prize for most useful comments posted up on the poetry to be determined after April 30th.

May 3, 2013 · 1 Comment