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  • Okada Books – Save My Heart

    October 17, 2019 by

    This week has been super inspiring! I get excited when I hear from readers, so it has been awesome to get emails on Save My Heart. I burn with excitement. Anyway, a bit of news, I’ve published my books on Nigeria’s Okada Books. It’s an e-book platform with a very exciting audience. This week, I… Read more

  • Olympus Art by Mike Omondi

    September 9, 2019 by

    Mike Omondi Mulinya is an artist focused on painting and mix media on canvas. He is the owner of Olympus Art and is based in Ngara, Nairobi. He often documents his progress on canvas on Instagram. You’ll often find a work-in-progress post and project-complete post on his feed. What I love most about his work… Read more

  • How do you find out the cost of self-publishing your book in Kenya?

    September 16, 2019 by

    This question paralyzes the majority of writers in Kenya. It is the most asked question in my inbox. So, I am going to make a be-courageous-and-take-matters-into-your-own-hands post. Educate yourself on the words Word-count, Book size and Genre. Your manuscript is a product. Fiction or Non-fiction, it is a product. Know what your desired product looks… Read more

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Books by Elly Kamari

Looking for something to read? Click on the covers below for a fiction read set in Nairobi


The Enchanting Violinist

Nairobi’s water company had a special way of cutting the citizens down to the same size.  Granted those with more money than she did solved their water problems with one call to a water broker.  One full water truck about now would solve all her problems.

Sadly, she was broke.

It was the end of March, that no-man’s land between payday and tight budget.  All the money in her purse was strictly reserved to basic needs: food, fare, credit for her phone.

Nyambura sighed again.

Curse the water company, to think she paid her water bill on time.  Why couldn’t they service her with water on time too…such a one-sided commitment.  She scowled.  Sorta like love in Nairobi these days.

All the men she met had commitment phobia.

Nyambura laughed then.