Martin seems to think he knows how. I say, okay, let’s read How to catch a cheating spouse, laugh, because the dude does call up the laughter, and then write How to Cheat a Catching Spouse! Anyone? It might not be so easy, so get on a roll with the Diaries of Sienna as she goes on a Saturday Clande with a gun totting hottie. Kariuki went on a job interview and blew it. And he says: What?! He asked me if I smoke?! Doreen sent us right back to Obama Night. She was in the US, in a gay bar (shock!). No, she is not gay, but she will tell you why she went there. Obama Oye! I will once again, salute high, to Daniel Muguga, the Pianist. This is getting quite scary, actually, but he is good, excellent!
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Stylistics In African Languages And Literatures: Emerging Critical Perspectives In his illuminating book aptly entitled, Stylistics, Richard Bradford defines stylistics as the analysis of distinctive expression in language and the description of its purpose and effect. (1997:4). The language in question could either be non-literary language or literary language. In the initial case, one then talks of stylistics within language studies in general but in the latter case, one will be referring to stylistics in literature or literary stylistics. In this new volume, we define Stylistics as the study of style in language and literature. Stylistics has emerged over the years as an important field in the study of language and literature in the African academy. From the language point of view, courses in stylistics are taught in Departments of Vernacular, Swahili, Arabic, English, French, and Portuguese languages at both
The Kenyan chapter of WMW walk that is to take place in 15 countries around the world has started with a bang, over 250 ladies attended a workshop on the 15th November at the SSD hall in spring valley, the workshop was designed to equip the women with vital mentorship skills. The soon to be mentors workshop who have all volunteered to ‘pay it forward’ to the next generation of leaders was led by Ms Nyokabi Njuguna,the CEO of marketing strategies solution and an alumni of the Vital voices/fortune 500 mentorship programme assisted by Fostina Mani. The mentee session was led by ms muthoni garland the MD of Storymoja publishers organizers of the women in leadership programme. These are highlights from Mentee’s presentation: Working with a Business Mentor 9 career tips: 1. Education – the continuing search for knowledge is
Last night I listened to an extremely talented person play the Piano at the Exchange Bar at The Sarova Stanley Hotel. He teased and entertained, mocked and flirted with those who cared to listen to his music. He borrowed compositions from Mozart and Handel, to Fadhili Williams, Miriam Makeba and Siti Binti Saad, then superimposed them all to make his own music. I know I will go back and risk a lot of money for a drink just so I can listen to the pianist play again. He got me thinking. What makes us? Is it what we are made, or what we make of ourselves? What makes our culture? Are the traditions all original compositions or are they a mixture of this and that superimposed on each other to make our culture? Do we bind ourselves to lost traditions
Clifford Oluoch, a career teacher and a jack of all creative trades, believes in well written and well told stories. Everyday events such as a wobbly handshake, a toothless smile or any ‘normal’ human behaviour inspire him. His other works include playscripts, children’s novels and Maths text books. Clifford is married and has two daughters: Elsie 12 years old and Lisa 7 years old.
I feel that people shouldn’t expect too much from Obama really. Its the idea, the concept, that spark of light in the darkness that should excite them whatever happens here on in. The Palestinians will still want to kill all Israelis, The Israelis will still not want to give up any inch of their territory, the extremists on all sides will still dig in – but for one magical moment, we all saw what was possible. The next generations have at least seen some spark to illuminate and guide their way forward. Just like when Mandela was released, Martin Luther king Jr’s great speech – and so on. Once in a while, a light flares up in the darkness. I once started writing a story about an old man who is totally disillusioned about everything. He has lived long and
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“Nayioma! Nayioma!” calls out mother from outside my door. I toss and turn, as I sleepily fumble with my blanket which is already entangled around my languid body. I can hear the low of the cattle and the loud bleating of the sheep and goats as they are led out of their sheds. I sit up in bed and slowly rub my temple.