marjorie oludhe macgoye: mother africa, born in southampton


In this article I come across the word ‘enigma’ again, but this time something is being said about her. The writer of this article states that “the essence of the woman remains concealed”. Can we ever know exactly who another person is?     Advertisements

marjorie oludhe macgoye: kenya’s literary enigma


On the first day of this month the Kenyan writer Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye passed away at her home in Nairobi. The writer of this article met her first when she ran a bookshop in Nairobi. He shares with us some memories. I do not understand the title of this article, especially the word ‘enigma’, the word … Continue reading marjorie oludhe macgoye: kenya’s literary enigma

no books, but figures (20,000 views)


On May 7, 2014 I reached 1,000 views. On July 31, 2014 I reached 2,000 views. On September 11, 2014 I reached 3,000 views. On November 7, 2014 I reached 5,000 views. On February 12, 2015,  I reached 10,000 views. On June 22, 2015  I reached 15,000 views. On December 11,2015  I reached 20,000 views. “semper … Continue reading no books, but figures (20,000 views)

egypt shuts down novelist alaa al-aswany


It is part of the job of a dentist to silence his patient who sits in the reclining chair. The patient has to listen and to be silent, for the dentist does not want to be bit. Now an Egyptian dentist has been silenced. The Egyptian government does not want to be bit by this … Continue reading egypt shuts down novelist alaa al-aswany

legend kadenge launches biography


Kenyan sports is dominated by long-distance runners (and a little problem with drugs and attitude of officials). Soccer is played in Kenya as well, but on the world scene this sport is not as important as athletics. Joe Kadenge was an important soccer player and a book has been written about his life and career. … Continue reading legend kadenge launches biography