Story Zetu/ Fatima- Short Stories Week

Today, I feature a blog by the name Story Zetu where I discovered a variety of short stories that left me breathless, amused, and thoughtful.  I stumbled on it when I was researching Spoken Word Events in Nairobi, and got hooked by the short stories and the views of the writers at Story Zetu.  TheContinue reading “Story Zetu/ Fatima- Short Stories Week”

21 Days – Short Stories Week

21 Days by Dora Okeyo I found him on the first day. He was walking towards my table at the restaurant. The place was full except for the seat beside me. I cringed at the thought of sharing my table with someone, worse off a guy. What if I chewed too loudly?” Zora met JackContinue reading “21 Days – Short Stories Week”

I Dream of You – Free Story

I Dream of You by Elly Kamari Summary: Janet Kerira has been dating Timothy for a year and a half and he’s never told he loves her. On Valentine’s Day, she spends the day worrying because Timothy hasn’t called her for four days. He left on an assignment four days ago and hasn’t called, messagedContinue reading “I Dream of You – Free Story”

Drumbeats : Romance Novels set in East Africa

I’ve read romance novels since I was old enough.  I used to steal my mom’s stash of weekly stories from reader’s digest, so old, I don’t think they publish them anymore.  Then it was the high school romance books; from Sweet Valley High series, Mills & Boon, Harlequin Romance, graduating to authors such as NoraContinue reading “Drumbeats : Romance Novels set in East Africa”

My Nairobi, My City : Bright Kyadiva

Mr. Bright Kyadiva is the the Coordinator of Phanicey Charitable Foundation.  An organization  committed to improving lives of the poor and the vulnerable (particularly women and youth) in social, cultural and political settings by creating an enabling environment for their participation in community development. PCF runs different programs in the community, all of them focusedContinue reading “My Nairobi, My City : Bright Kyadiva”

Nairobi International Trade Fair 2013

The Nairobi International Trade Fair is a yearly event held in Nairobi during the first week of October.  I missed it last  year, but this year, we decided to go for a visit.  The entry fee was Kshs. 300/-, a lot of security checks at the entrance, everybody is wary of insecurity. When I wasContinue reading “Nairobi International Trade Fair 2013”

My Nairobi, My City – Brian Kamari

On the second My Nairobi, My city, I asked my little brother to participate.  Yes, I’m starting close to home, figured that was the best way to jump into this project.  Brian Kamari was born and lives in Nairobi. I caught up with him when we went to the Nairobi International Trade Fair (or theContinue reading “My Nairobi, My City – Brian Kamari”

My Nairobi, My City : Maureen Kamari

Our first Interview on the My Nairobi, My City goes to someone I know very well.  Her name is Maureen Kamari and she’s the founder and owner of Amari Bakery in Nairobi.  She was born in Nairobi, grew up in the Waithaka/Riruta area.  Her primary education was in Nairobi Primary School, which she remembers fondlyContinue reading “My Nairobi, My City : Maureen Kamari”

My Nairobi, My City Challenge

This October, I’m going to be doing a My Nairobi, My City challenge. 1. The goal?  – I love Nairobi.  I’ve lived outside of this city and I always return to it because I feel happiest when I’m in Nairobi.  I’m surrounded by people who feel the same and I just wanted to share thatContinue reading “My Nairobi, My City Challenge”

We are One, We are Kenyan

This past weekend has brought with it a trial none of us in Nairobi expected.  I watched with horror as unknown attackers walked into a mall full of innocent lives: mothers, children, fathers, friends, sisters and brothers. These attackers have terrorized many, killed many and wounded others who were just going about their lives.  ThereContinue reading “We are One, We are Kenyan”