Ama Ata Aidoo It has been a year since I was a nominee for the prize above. Allow me to take you through the mind of a nominee for the same. When your name makes the shortlist you hit cloud nine. Holy moly, you’re in the papers! Congratulatory messages fly back and forth. You ask … Continue reading The pains of being a Wahome Mutahi Literary Prize nominee.
If you have been with me lately you know that we’ve been saluting some heroes who took me from writing a e i a o u to the point where I can write vindu vichenjaga without fear or favour. The heroes belong to a profession which, needless to say, is the father and mother of … Continue reading Let’s salute some heroes – Part 2
Let me take this opportunity to salute a bunch of tough Kenyans who spent years doing abracadabra with numbers and letters in an attempt to make yours truly a tough Kenyan. Weather they achieved their goal is neither here nor there. For some fellows to graduate from a mathematical table in the name of … Continue reading Let’s salute some heroes – Part 2