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”

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BLACK COMMUNION (A Poetry Anthology)

Originally posted on Artbeat Afrika:
ArtBeat Afrika, a contemporary Africa poetry society calls for submissions from published and unpublished Africa Poets at home and Diaspora. This anthology, titled: ‘BLACK COMMUNION’ is aimed at showcasing to Africa and the world the work and talents of ‘the new Africa poet’. ELIGIBILITY You MUST be an Africa or…

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014- Plan to Enter Now

If you’re a writer, here’s an opportunity to expand your writer’s profile.  The 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014 is around the corner.  The chance to enter is now. About The Commonwealth Short Story Prize Commonwealth Writers develops the craft of individual writers and builds communities of emerging voices which can influence the decision-making processesContinue reading “The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2014- Plan to Enter Now”

Bitter Sweet

Harsh realities find us when we’re least expecting them. A few minutes ago, her world had been perfect. Sitting in her cousin’s living room, cheering on her country in the London Olympics marathon, she was visiting to see her cousin’s new baby. The plan was to have lunch, play with the baby a little, andContinue reading “Bitter Sweet”

Making a Change

Last year, my sister and I quit our jobs. Shocker!! Everyone thought we’d lost our minds.  I was working as a bookshop manager, nice job, perks that count in the way I live my life.  As for my sister, she was a warehouse manager running this big great store for the same company I wasContinue reading “Making a Change”

I Love You this Much – Dora Okeyo

I Love You This Much by Dora Okeyo Summary: Leila is alive and in-love with Maxwell; but he’s only some memory, or is he? Nancy loves William. He doesn’t love her though, because he is not the same-not since the accident; and all four are tangled in a web, one that’s created by one ofContinue reading “I Love You this Much – Dora Okeyo”

Pink Bows and High heels – 1

“You’re going to end up alone if you don’t go out, Carol.” Jackie Njoki complained posing dramatically in the middle of their hostel room.  Dressed in a short red skirt with a sleeveless red top that clung to her perfect figure, she was ready for a night out. “Come on, get dressed.” “I have aContinue reading “Pink Bows and High heels – 1”

A Sardine in a Delicatessen Store

She walked briskly along her street headed home.  She was late; it was almost nine o’clock, the night pitch black, the street lights barely lighting her way.  Hands folded tight against her chest, she bit her lip and trudged along the uneven path leading to the farm house.  She cursed bureaucracies for the umpteenth timeContinue reading “A Sardine in a Delicatessen Store”