review FENIKS

This book has been on my shelves for severalk years and all that time I managed to circumvent this book when I looked for my next read. Now the time had arrived that I no longer could bypass this book. Deon Meyer is a thriller writer and not just any thriller writer. The book is … Continue reading review FENIKS

distorted view of nairobi

STANDARD DIGITAL, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27th 2013 By JENIFFER MUCHIRI How best does one describe their homeland? The title of Mukoma wa Ngugi’s novel, Nairobi Heat, raises one’s curiosity to find out what the writer has to say about Nairobi. Mukoma is the son of Ngugi wa Thing’o and this alone would arouse readers’ interest in … Continue reading distorted view of nairobi

i’am among the top five essay writers in the world

DAILY NATION, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27, 2013 ‘I’m among the top five essay writers in the world, yet I am modest about it’ (One of Africa’s well known writers and poets Taban Lo Liyong during an interview on October 04, 2011.   Photo/EMMA NZIOKA) BY TABAN LO LIYONG Kenyan intellectuals have never been kind to foreigners of … Continue reading i’am among the top five essay writers in the world


At first I thought this book was a autobiography by Beryl Markham. The book is written by Beryl (?, see below), but the book does not tell the whole story of her life. She writes some stories about the early days of the pioneering colonists in the colony of Kenya. Beryl was born in 1902 … Continue reading review WEST WITH THE NIGHT


The Guardian, Saturday 21 December 2013   (Illustration: Demetrios Psillos) On the day our new neighbours came to our house, my brother Ofodile bit my mother on the arm. She was feeding him, pushing soft mashed yam into his mouth. She did it quickly, she always did, spoonful chasing another spoonful, then a plastic cup of water … Continue reading ofodile

Arrogant Ochieng’ cannot hold candle to great writers like Ngugi and Mazrui

(Prof Ali Mazrui, foremost scholar reknown in fields of History and Economics globally. Mazrui is one of the three mega professors from Africa, the others being Wole Soyinka and Ngugi. They are icons and have contributed immensely to African scholarship. PHOTO/ANTHONY KAMAU/FILE) I read last week’s Saturday Nation story entitled “Ochieng’ has no regrets working … Continue reading Arrogant Ochieng’ cannot hold candle to great writers like Ngugi and Mazrui