Storymoja on Saturday launched a fantasy fiction novel, Magic, authored by a thirteen year-old Joseph Bokea at a grand function held at the Goethe Institut Nairobi.
Experts say a child should read 20-30 minutes per day to boost their brainpower.? But reading need not be boring. Let Storymoja activity books stretch your favourite children’s brains during this school holiday.? The “How to think” activity books encourage children aged 5-10 years to learn new things and figure out stuff for themselves. Get this series of 14 Storymoja “How to think” activity books for 2,999/ and we will deliver them for free to you anywhere in Nairobi. Learn numbers 1-10 (Count and colour 1-10. Fill in blanks. Practice writing, matching and drawing. Learn numbers 1-20 (Count and colour 1-10. Fill in blanks. Practice writing, matching and drawing). W?here is the Baby? (Find the baby. Colour the pictures). What is Koko Riko Doing?(What are Koko Riko and his friends up to? Colour the pictures). The Odd One Out(Learn how to group objects. Find the odd one out. Colour the pictures). Leo ni Leo. (Learn the days
WHY DRUMBEATS? DrumBeats are passionate, sexy love stories from East Africa. They bring to life our very own memorable heroines and heroes, who face varying conflicts on their romantic journeys but ultimately love conquers all.
WHO ARE DRUMBEATS CORE TARGET READERS? Literate black females aged 18-50+ years, primarily living in East Africa, with at least a high school education. They are avid readers of the romance genre like Mills & Boon, Harlequin.
I asked around. The reasons Kenyan writers shy away from romance stories: Romance stories explore emotions. We are African; apparently someone decided that as Africans talking about emotions is a big no-no. *scratches head*
Date: 1st June 2012 Time: 6.30pm ?Venue: Kenya Railways Museum off Haile Selassie Avenue Entry : Copy of ‘One Day I will Write About This Place’, @ Ksh 500 (purchased at the entrance) Book Description Binyavanga Wainaina tumbled through his middle-class Kenyan childhood out of kilter with the world around him. This world came to him as a chaos of loud and colourful sounds: the hair dryers at his mother’s beauty parlour, black mamba bicycle bells, mechanics in Nairobi, the music of Michael Jackson—all punctuated by the infectious laughter of his brother and sister, Jimmy and Ciru. He could fall in with their patterns, but it would take him a while to carve out his own. In this vivid and compelling debut memoir, Wainaina takes us through his school days, his mother’s religious period, his failed attempt to study in South Africa as a
Dear All, The British Council is once again joining with the BBC World Service to launch the International Radio Playwriting Competition. The competition is now in its 23rd year and has been incredibly successful in enabling voices from around the world to be heard. I would like to ask for your assistance in publicizing the competition as widely as possible in your networks. The competition opened on 1 May 2012 and the closing date for applications will be 31 July 2012. About the Competition The complete set of rules can be found here. The main criteria are as follows: The competition is open to any writer who is not normally a resident of the United Kingdom. Applicants are invited to write a radio play of approximately 53 minutes in length on a subject of their choice. The play must be the original, unpublished work of the person
Okay, the heat has been getting to me. Heat? I know, if you are reading from Nairobi, you are thinking, what in the world? It’s been cold and wet and the traffic jams and the KPLC project to turn the country into an early Christmas tree has not been helping things. Now you see it, now you don’t! Huh. Put your lighters up, Kenya. I am writing from a part of the country that is hot, and humid and the traffic jams and the KPLC project to turn the country into an early Christmas tree has not been helping things much. Now you see it, now you don’t. And while you are at it, how about we let you bake nice and charred? Anyway, the heat has been getting to me. I missed last week’s Urban on the Blog. Well,