“The Reunion” By Leonard Njenga Kibera

“The Reunion” By Leonard Njenga Kibera

 The Reunion is about Paul, a boy brought up by a single mother whose memory of her estranged husband is very bitter.

To confound the matter, Paul and his mother live in a slum where the author deftly uses the anagram Mururu for Mukuru slum.

Their house is neatly placed between an ageing acacia tree and a mould of earth. It was said to have housed a water pump for the city’s water supply decades ago but was abandoned.

The small 10X10 with two of the walls made of cardboard was their abode. The iron sheets were rotting and leaked in several places.

A tiny cardboard room at the back served as the bathroom and a latrine.

Here, Continue reading

Tamthilia ya “Amri ya Wakati” na Said Ahmed Mohamed

Amri ya Wakati na Said Ahmed Mohamed

Amri ya Wakati na Said Ahmed Mohamed

Matonga hakubaliani na familia yake, marafiki zake na jamii nzima kuhusu nafasi wanayopewa vijana katika nchi yake.
Kiu ya Matonga inamsukuma kuvunja kanuni za utu na desturi za kimila ili apate fursa ya kwenda nchi za ng’ambo anakodhani atapata riziki. Lakini, wakati tu ndio utakaoamua.

Picha:

Continue reading

All About Wallah Bin Wallah – The Author of ‘Kiswahili Mufti’ Series

All About Wallah Bin Wallah - The Author of 'Kiswahili Mufti' Series

All About Wallah Bin Wallah – The Author of ‘Kiswahili Mufti’ Series

Wallah Bin Wallah revolutionised Swahili learning at primary school level.He’s a renowned author of several titles but few people know his background. His series, Kiswahili Mufti, has been at the centre of Kiswahili learning in the country and out. He also writes poetry alongside other literary material. Continue reading

Riwaya ya Heri Subira – Omar Babu ( Abu Marjan)

Riwaya ya Heri Subira

Riwaya ya Heri Subira

Riwaya ya Heri Subira ina uzuri wa kipekee ambao utaipa nafasi nzuri ya kushindana na `Siku Njema‘ ambayo inasifika kwa kiwango chake cha juu cha usanifu wa lugha, matumizi ya mbinu tele za usanii na mtiririko mwanana wa vitushi katika riwaya nzima.

Kimuhtasari, mwandishi anatusimulia mengi kuhusu maisha ya Sabra, bintiye Mzee Fauz na Mama Khadijah walioishi mtaa wa Tamakani.

Kiwango cha ubunifu, mbinu za usanii na lugha zilizotumika ni za hali ya juu na zimei fanya kazi yenyewe kuwa kivutio kikuu. Mso maji atakaye kuyaona matumizi mwafaka ya taharuki, majazi, tashbihi, uzungumzi nafsia, kejeli, kinaya, semi na kadhalika atayapata katika riwaya hii. Continue reading

Riwaya ya Mkakasi – Geoffrey Mung’ou

Riwaya ya Mkakasi - Geoffrey Mung’ou

Riwaya ya Mkakasi – Geoffrey Mung’ou

Riwaya ya Mkakasi ni Riwaya inayozua hoja tofauti tofauti na kurejelea maudhui si haba k.v Migomo katika vyuo vikuu, virusi vya ukimwi, migogoro, elimu na kadhalika.  Continue reading

Ken Walibora’s Swahili Novel – KUFA KUZIKANA.

Ken Walibora's Swahili Novel -  KUFA KUZIKANA.

Ken Walibora’s Swahili Novel – KUFA KUZIKANA.

“A gripping Swahili novel, full of suspense. This novel is a satire of the evils of tribalism bedeviling Africa, especially so Rwanda. Ken Walibora writes with a Swahili language that is equally educative. Kitabu kizuri.”

kufa kuzikana

Ni hadithi ya urafiki kati ya vijana wawili, Akida na Tim, wanaotoka
kwenye makabila yenye uadui.

Ni hadithi ya migogoro, migongano, vikwazo na vizingiti katika uhusiano
wao.

Je, urafiki wao huo unaweza kuvistahimili vishindo hivyo?
Je, ni urafiki wa kinafiki au una nguvu ambazo havishindiki?

Inasimulia masuala nyeti kama vile ukabila na utamaduni, maadili na
mapenzi, usawa wa kijinsia na uhuru wa mtu binafsi, kwa uwazi na uchesi
wa kupigiwa mfano.

Sales price without tax: Ksh: 460.00
Tax amount: Ksh: 73.60
Sales price: Ksh: 533.60
Publishers: Longhorn Publishers
ISBN: 9966 49 754 4 Continue reading