Faith is a teacher by profession, mom and writer by love. She also works as a corporate account manager by day. She tries to make sense of the fulfilling, exasperating and demanding job of parenting job through her child, an active enquisitive and lovely daughter.Her other interests include reading, long walks, gardening and music. Her story was chosen as Storymoja Story of the week for the week of October 27th 2008. Click here to read it.
Tweety noticed a window. Had I not jumped -and fallen -she would have thrown herself right out. It was a circus as our parenting skills were put to test. The babies were on strike. We were helpless. A few mothers were crying! Some fathers attempted threats “If you don’t stop that right now I will have your tooth pulled out…..”
Inside the matatu were posters of local and international celebrities. Musicians, footballers, athletes, politicians basketball adorned the sides of the vehicle. A few witty phrases had also made their way into the matatu. My favourite ones: ‘Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?’ and ‘Take Me Drunk, I am Home’
Three scholarships will be offered to promising writers who cannot afford the Ksh 12,000/ fee.
The prizes for 2009 are:
1st place: £150 plus a one-off Willesden Herald mug inscribed “The Willesden Short Story Prize 2009”
2nd: 2 x £100 (two runners up)
The three winning stories will be published in a special edition of Pulp.net.
Applications are invited for two fully-funded PhD research topics
We will be accepting e-mail queries, as well as regular mail submissions to our review board. Be sure to include the words “Review Board” in your subject line.
Annette Majanja was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. She works for Kwani?, one of Kenya’s premier literary journals. She recently ran out of reasons not to write. Read her story Passing
It is believed that at Nairobi University, because the exam scripts are always too many for the lecturers to mark, they throw them randomly in five piles to determine who gets A, B, C, D and E.
For writers and artists, ages 30 and under
First Prize is $1,500, Second Prize is $750, and Third Prize is $300.