take urgent action to save poetry


Still another episode in the ongoing lament about the literary scene in Kenya. This time it is not about novels, but about poems. Who can remember the days that you learned a few good poems by heart at secondary school? I remember one by the English writer Thomas Hardy (well, I remember only the first … Continue reading take urgent action to save poetry

a pleasant addition to my books


This morning I went out to buy some milk. At the local shoppingcenter the front of the supermarket was filled with books. At other parts of the center there were many more books to be found. I had a quick look at a few stalls and I bought eight books. One of those who sold books … Continue reading a pleasant addition to my books

literature departments will have to justify


It seems from newspaper articles that the literary scene in Kenya is in a turmoil. Writers write about deserts, murderous publishing houses, surpressed talents, good old days with wellknown writers. Here is another voice in the turmoil, another voice that tries to diagnose the words and the grammar. This time it is all about the … Continue reading literature departments will have to justify