Celebrating East African Writing!

Voices – Part Three [Finish The Story Friday]

Read Part One Read Part Two Voices – Part Three [By Ivy Nyayieka] “I’m Shiku, nice to meet you,” Mwas’ date says, stretching her hand out. I don’t know if … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

Interview them! Have fun while you are at it!

A few weeks back, we discussed writing science fiction. One of the pillars of science fiction writing is the ability to spin a story from your knowledge about science, the … Continue reading

March 22, 2010

Taking Applications: Kenyan Visual, Literary and Performing Artists’ Mentorship Program

The Imagine Company, publisher of, introduces Next Level, a two-month mentor-ship program aimed at improving the quality of Kenyan visual and performance arts. The project will include a similar … Continue reading

August 10, 2009

Books are fun, Reading is cool – A time to share the books we love and loathe

This month, we celebrate books …any kind of book, from anywhere, a Storymoja publication, or not, it’s entirely up to you. Before I scare you off telling you I want … Continue reading

May 9, 2009

‘Cut off my tongue’ – A review by Monica Arac de Nyeko

Watch it, if you care about your history and country – a review of ‘Cut off my tongue’ by Sitawa Namwalie Monica Arac de Nyeko    Let me declare my … Continue reading

April 30, 2009

Publishing Writers: Come meet Emma Dawson on Thurs 23rd April 2009

Dear Writers, Do you want to get published? Of course you do. Storymoja is pleased to invite you to an informational session with a UK editor who is compiling an … Continue reading

April 21, 2009

The Writer’s Job

Last week, I got some criticism from a reader who felt that the editor’s note on the blog was smarmily whiny. It probably was. You decide.  I will take this … Continue reading

March 26, 2009 · 3 Comments

Back to School, Missing socks, Freedom of Speech

It has been a hectic first week of the year. Getting back to the office routine after the holidays, kids going back to school and the back to school shopping … Continue reading

January 8, 2009

Happy and Prosperous 2009 from the Storymoja Family!

Actually just three more days until the old year falls off and the new year jumps on. 2008 has indeed been a year to remember for all of us. This … Continue reading

December 29, 2008

Girl Pirates, Politicians, and Nigerian Films

It is amazing isn’t it, when men blame women for all their woes. Take for instance, Martin Njaga who tried a bit of that in a not-so-subtly written piece last … Continue reading

December 9, 2008

Obama wetu!

Well, not to be left behind in the Obamamania, is it not amazing? Now, it doesn’t just happen on 24, that TV show, it actually does happen in real life, … Continue reading

November 7, 2008

Of Fish, Chips and Kerosene in High School Githeri!

Over lunch with my colleagues, and me particularly messy with fish in sauce, chips and half of someone’s ugali, the conversation drifted towards growing up, teachers and high school. In … Continue reading

October 24, 2008 · 4 Comments