I’m not just Kikuyu, Luo, Kamba, Masai, Luyha, Meru to name but a few
It’s not to fight nor ignite,
Battles with my neighbours once tight,
It’s not to be reduced to beg,
Nor partake of a democratic bootleg…
Join Stanley and other winners and nominees of the Caine Prize, Wahome Mutahi Prize and Jomo Kenyatta Prize in this discussion on Saturday, August 1st at 2 – 3:30pm at the Storymoja Hay Festival, at Impala Club Grounds.
The literature magazine Komma is based in Lulea, on the northern coast of Sweden and not far away from the Arctic Circle. Komma publishes newly written poems and prose. Now we would like to put Kenyan poetry in focus and present some poems for our Swedish readers.
Cut Off My Tongue’ is back …..once again for all of you to see it before its tour to the UK.
The Rhythmn of My Rhyme Sandra A. Mushi The Rhythm of My Rhyme is- a collection of poems on the reflections of a contemporary young Tanzanian woman. It captures what the poet sees around her. She speaks – in the form of a journey of self discovery – in the voice of women in love; women out of love; abused children; abused women; content women, women who have found themselves (emotionally, mentally and sexually) and who at the end just want to be. It is a journey of questioning, searching, growing, learning, living, maturing, loving, finding, acknowledging and accepting. It is basically about saying it as it – honesty and vividness with deep and raw emotions – giving voice to the voiceless and sense to the senseless. The book is found at all Novel Idea book shops
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.