Copyright ©2017 by Anthony Mugo Chapter One ‘Centre for excellence,’ Pai said as he drove through the gates of Shalom Junior School. ‘Well, substitute “excellence” with “murder”.’ The moment Pai pulled up near the flag mast a bespectacled man hurried towards the car. But for the black suspenders the man was all white; white suit, … Continue reading The Eyeball Expert: Mike Sanse mysteries #1
Chapter 1 Nature was out to make a point: Noah’s forty years of rain could be squeezed into a single night. Hailstones were out to test the resilience of the tent props, thunderstorm mocked the cloaking frogs, lightening dimmed the moon and the stars; nature was at rage! Aidipi stood rigid with despair, his eyes … Continue reading All I Ever Wanted
Wisdom is wealth and one way of acquiring it is learning from the wise. Below are quotes to challenge and to inspire you. ‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.’ Lao Tzu ‘A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete … Continue reading Quotes for a better you.
Yesterday begun with Mama Promulgation, Oti’s queen, whining about boys and dogs. How come when and where there is one there is the other, she wondered? She was barely done when some boys – accompanied by some dogs, no less - appeared. Her whining went full throttle because as long-time-no-see dog friends met each would … Continue reading This is why Kababa goes gaga over vehicles
Started by Professor Mukoma Wa Ngugi and Dr. Lizzy Attree in 2014, the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature is a joint effort between Cornell University and Mabati Rolling Mills. It is awarded to the best unpublished manuscripts or books in Kiswahili published within two years of the award. Poetry, fiction, memoirs and graphic novels … Continue reading Literary prizes in Kenya: Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature
Description The prize aims to nurture and promote creativity in Kiswahili. It was started in 2015 by the French Embassy, Spotlight Publishers and the Nation Media Group. The winning submission gets a million shillings, is published by Spotlight Publishers and is translated into French for publication in France. The first and second runners up are … Continue reading LITERARY PRIZES IN KENYA: UBUNIFU PRIZE FOR KISWAHILI LITERATURE
Description Sponsored by CODE and made possible by the generosity of William (Bill) Burt and the Literary Prizes Foundation, the Burt Award addresses an ongoing shortage of relevant, quality books for young people while promoting a love of reading and learning at the upper primary and secondary school levels. Launched in Tanzania in 2008, it … Continue reading LITERARY PRIZES IN KENYA: BURT AWARD FOR AFRICAN YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
Copyright ©2017 by Anthony Mugo All Rights Reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems – except in the case of brief quotations in articles or reviews – without the permission in writing from its publisher, Anthony … Continue reading Blame it on the Stars
I need not ask whether you love chicken because I know you do. Possibly, you are tearing one apart as I write this. If you are a sufferer of Jah like Wizard you could be salivating over a somersaulting one behind a window pane. And no, I am not just addressing Waingo to whom chickens … Continue reading Wizard in trouble as the hunter becomes the hunted.
Pythagoras sir, you prophesized that I would remember you one day. Today is the day. Good people, meet Mr. Muchai alias Pythagoras, my maths teacher at Githioro Primary School. Oh yeah, you guessed right: Muchai inherited his nickname from an extraordinary resident of Samos in Greece who started the Pythagoras Theorem, a gospel that my … Continue reading The exam scandal
A man asked God to show him how heaven and hell look. God took him to a room in which a group of men sat around a pot of soup. Each man had a spoon tied to his hand but alas, the spoon was too long for one to deliver soup to one’s mouth. Consequently, … Continue reading Of Heaven and Hell