Storymoja held its first ever public bookclub at Sherlock’s Den, Nakumatt Lifestyle, Nairobi CBD on 5th June 2008 at 6pm. The discussion was based on Barack Obama’s book Dreams From my Father. The Chief Guest was Dr. PLO Lumumba and the Session was moderated by Storymoja’s Managing Director Muthoni Garland, who is a writer herself. After a brief reading of an excerpt from the book, a stimulating discussion quickly ensued. From the discussion spawned various ideas on the education system in Kenya, world politics and the stories behind the book. Dr. Lumumba raised the suggestion that had Barack Obama been born and raised in Kenya, his destiny might have changed. To this a guest said that the Kenyan education system kills the creativity of children. Dr Lumumba reiterated that Kenyans were contented with the low hanging fruits and do not
He walks, turning heads as he passes, people associate his face with fire brimming eloquence,
A boy about six and a half years old stands on stage.