Just forget about the first picture in this article. The picture shows a slum. But there is more, much more to Kenya. A complicated, a diverse, a colourful, a divided country. When you follow the link top the article you will find 10 books about Kenya. Books that give you an introduction to this country. … Continue reading Bank heists, political satire and Ngugi wa Thiong’o: top 10 books about Kenya
In her life she entered many new stages: a new country, a marriage, motherhood, writing, nationality, language. But in all of it she kept being Marjorie. Recently Marjorie Oludhe-Mcgoye passed away in her house in Nairobi, Kenya.
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?
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
Do you remember the books that you read at your secondary school? Did any of these books impress you? Waga Odongo writes about the book that impressed her and the writer who wr0te that impressive book.
What is the legacy of a writer? Are it just the books written by this writer? Or is there an influence beyond the written word? The Kenyan writer Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye has passed away, and what is her legacy?