Poetry Week – Nakitare’s You Break My Heart

Poetry Week continues…. Today, we take a look at a poem by a man named Sammy Nakitare. I visited his blog through a page on Facebook, and found this lovely post.  Visit Sammy’s Blog and show him some love.  He has great talent with words.     You Break My Heart by Sammy Nakitare You canContinue reading “Poetry Week – Nakitare’s You Break My Heart”

Opportunities – Storymoja Festival Writing Fellowship

This is an impromptu post with nothing to do with poetry week, but it’s good to share opportunities as they are found.  This Fellowship is offered to Six (6) Fellows by the Storymoja Festival people.  I imagine they have a thorough vetting process, so if you’d like a chance to get in, I suggest writingContinue reading “Opportunities – Storymoja Festival Writing Fellowship”

Poetry Week – Ask My Shoes by H_ART the Band

 H_ART the Band This charming group kicks off our Poetry Week with a song called Uliza Kiatu(Ask My Shoes).  The best part of this song is the play on words, it makes you smile, chuckle and laugh, so effortlessly, that by the end of the song, you want to hit repeat and listen again. TheContinue reading “Poetry Week – Ask My Shoes by H_ART the Band”

Poetry Week – Reflection

Dr. Maya Angelou – An Inspiring Woman Last week, one of the greatest Poet, Dr. Maya Angelou, passed on and it had me reaching for her works.  Reading back on the many great words she’s shared with the world.  Cataloging lessons learned in her life, and thought provoking poems that make us pause.  She’s taughtContinue reading “Poetry Week – Reflection”

Sauti Sol – Best Group in Africa Nominees

  Sauti Sol Who are they? Sauti Sol is a Kenyan band with “…a mix of soulful voices with vocal harmonies, guitar riffs and drum rhythm.”  Great musicians, great songs, yes, listen to #Nishike. I can’t help loving this song! They are also up for an award at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards forContinue reading “Sauti Sol – Best Group in Africa Nominees”

Picture Perfect

This story has taken a lot longer to publish than I thought, but here is an excerpt and hope you all look forward to reading it: *******   Eric focused his lens on Beth as she prepared for her wedding. He locked away his emotions, snapping pictures as the woman doing Beth’s make-up ran aContinue reading “Picture Perfect”

Short Stories Week End

A Week in Short Stories This week has been Short Stories Week on this blog. There are so many short stories, I’m sure this small collection amassed this week is barely a dent. I had a great time getting to see what other writers were up to. Here’s a summary of the stories checked outContinue reading “Short Stories Week End”

The Tow Away – Short Stories Week

Happy Friday. Today’s short story is courtesy of Wamathai.com. A story by the name The Tow Away. The Tow Away by Awuor Attyang Hot, stinging tears trickled down her face. She put her hands behind her head and scanned the small crowd that had gathered to witness her predicament. All had been well; a sereneContinue reading “The Tow Away – Short Stories Week”

The School – Short Stories Week

So today, I’m late with the day’s short story, but that’s because I’ve been hanging at NPR.org. in their readings section. So much to read. Today’s short story is called The School by Donald Barthelme. The School from Sixty Stories by Donald Barthelme One day, we had a discussion in class. They asked me, whereContinue reading “The School – Short Stories Week”

Within An Inch of Heaven – Short Stories Week

I found this third feature through Story Zetu.  Bunmi has a website full of his short stories and as always I had a great time reading through them, in search of that one which caught my attention.  The story I chose is called: Within An Inch of Heaven.  Below, is a short excerpt; Within AnContinue reading “Within An Inch of Heaven – Short Stories Week”