Six Things to know when Self-publishing in Kenya

Self-Publishing is a learning journey.  Think of it as a learning journey when you enter the publishing industry. At first, you don’t really know much, but as time goes you get to learn and know what is working and what is not.  You will need patience and the will to put in work.  Your dedication […]

The Red Kanga

Prompt: The Mystic Woods! What story do you see here? The Red Kanga “Do you remember…?” Kuria glanced at the woman perched on the stump in the middle of the clearing. She had a new red kanga tied around her hips. Her green blouse, made of soft silky fabric, clung to her curves. She’d covered […]

EA Friday Feature Week #4 Prompt

The EA Friday Feature: Write a story of only 1,000 words using the prompt given.  Post it on your blog on Fridays and share the posts of fellow bloggers participating in the feature. Participating Bloggers: Nilichoandika Flashes of Vice Children of Destiny Books Love in Nairobi Week #4 Use “Chocolate Cupcakes” in your 1,000 word […]

EA Friday Feature – Prompt Week #3

The EA Friday Feature: Write a story of only 1,000 words using the prompt given.  Post it on your blog on Fridays and share the posts of fellow bloggers participating in the feature. Participating Bloggers: Nilichoandika Flashes of Vice Children of Destiny Books Love in Nairobi Week #3 Prompt: Rain, Rain, Rain….be inspired by the […]

Storymoja Hay Festival – Nairobi 2014

We’re gearing up for the Storymoja Hay Festival in September.  When I first got in as a volunteer in June, those months seemed so long.  Now we have less than forty days to the day. Taking a deep breath, whoa.  Truthfully, I’m a bit nervous, but plenty excited. Are you ready?  I hope you are, […]

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 processes […]

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 time […]