Clifton Gashagua is 4th year biomedical student. ‘I spend my time in the laboratory writing poems and prose on notebooks. Every time I start on a story I imagine it as a poem so I often end up writing poems! I know I’ll end up as a microbiologist. I water the flowers at home thrice a day. I cannot wait till they bloom.’ Read his winning story – A Freshly Ground Professor.
On this “Verse of Fire” panel at the SHFK, Benjamin Zephaniah is joined by Kenyan poets Tony “Smitta” Mochama and Njeri Wangari, in a wide-ranging discussion about the present and future of poetry, the relationship between art and activism, and how to engage multiple audiences through innovative performances.
The Kenyan Conversations Writing Contest is still on. As you may have noticed there is quite a bit of dialogue going on in the comments section under the photographs we posted last week.
A Freshlyground Professor by Clifton Gachagua Antony is this week’s chosen story with a whooping 106 reader awarded points. Congratulations Clifton! Read the story…
If you comment, or send in a story/dialogue, you stand the chance to win fabulous cash prizes, books, and tickets to the Storymoja Hay Festival Coming up soon!
Moraa Gitaa is an alumni of the Aga Khan High School, Mombasa. She is the author of debut novel Crucible for Silver & Furnace for Gold a fictional story that focuses onsocioeconomic issues, HIV-AIDS, Multi-racial relationships, historical land alienation/injustices.
Twice a week, on Tuesday and on Thursday, we will post a photograph on the Storymoja Blog and on Generation Kenya website. These photographs will be of Kenyan People, in Kenyan Scenes, talking about Kenya. If you comment, or send in a story/dialogue, you stand the chance to win …
Mwangi Ichung’wa writes for the sheer love of it.
The Journal of Pan African Studies (JPAS) invites papers for a special issue on Politics and African Literature. This issue will explore how writer…
Poetry is the most artistic and form of creative writing. You can write in the abstract or the concrete. Images can be vague or subtle, brilliant or dull. Write in form, using patterns, or write freely,….