@DennisShonko UFANISI WA TAMASHA YA KISWAHILI MWAKA WA 2017—BURUBURU

UFANISI WA TAMASHA YA KISWAHILI MWAKA WA 2017—BURUBURU

UFANISI WA TAMASHA YA KISWAHILI MWAKA WA 2017—BURUBURU

Kwa mwaka wa pili mfululizo, Tamasha ya Kiswahili iliandaliwa katika ukumbi wa Huduma ya Maktaba kwa Taifa nchini Kenya (Jumamosi, Oktoba 14, 2017) eneo la Buruburu. Ingawa sikubahatika  kuhudhuria tamasha yenyewe mwaka wa 2016, nilihabarishwa ilivyokuwa yakuigwa.

   Bw Almasi bin Ndangili—ambaye ndiye aliyeibuka na wazo la kuwapo tamasha kama hiyo, ndiye aliyenipa mwaliko. Sawa na wapenzi wengine wa lugha ya Kiswahili, nilifika mapema ukumbini licha ya kukanyaga chechele hapa na pale safarini nikiwa na mwalimu mwenzangu, Peter. Baada ya kitambo kifupi, Bw Ndangili aliyekuwa mratibu na mshereheshaji wa hafla na mwandishi wa tamthilia ya Kifo cha Mwandisi Mmachinga iliyoigizwa hapo baadaye, aliifungua warsha. Stacy alituongoza katika kuuimba wimbo wa taifa. Baadhi ya majina yakutajika yalitambulishwa kwetu k.v Swaleh Mdoe, Bi Pauline Kea, Daktari Hamisi Babusa na Profesa Kineene wa Mutiso waliokuwa wamefika mle. Continue reading

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Tumbo Lisiloshiba-Alifa Chokocho na Dumu Kayanda

Tumbo Lisiloshiba na Hadithi Nyingine ni mkusanyo wa hadithi fupi zilizoandikwa na waandishi waliobobea na wale wanaochipuka katika uandishi wa utanzu wa hadithi fupi. Hadithi katika mkusanyo huu zimeandikwa kwa ubunifu na kwa kuzingatia maswala ibuka katika jamii inayokwenda na utandawazi na usasaleo. Mkusanyo huu unaangazia maudhui mbalimbali kama vile: siasa, dini, ulemavu, masuala ya kijinsia, elimu, ukware, ulaghai, uchumi, mazingira, umaskini, uongozi, ukabila, mapenzi, ndoa, ushirikina miongoni mwa mengine. Masuala yaliyoshughulikiwa katika mkusanyo huu yataibua ilhamu ya msomaji, msomi, mtafiti na wanafunzi katika maisha yao. Maudhui, mtindo, lugha na uhusika ni viungo vilivyosukwa kwa namna ya kipekee katika mkusanyo huu.  Continue reading

Chozi la Heri na Assumpta K.Matei

Chozi la Heri na Assumpta K.Matei

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Mungu wangu! Huyu si ndugu yangu Mwaliko?” alisema Umu kimyakimya. Dick naye alikuwa kaghumiwa, hajui ia kusema. Anamtazama mnuna wake kana kwamba ni Mr Super Man katika sinema za kijasiri. Wote wawili walitazamana, kila mmoja akiapa moyoni kuwa amewahi kumwona kiumbe huyu mahali, lakini hakuna aliyethubutu kunena. Continue reading

A Beautiful Place to Die by An Emmanuel Cooper Mystery

A Beautiful Place to Die: An Emmanuel Cooper Mystery

A Beautiful Place to Die: An Emmanuel Cooper Mystery

Award-winning screenwriter Malla Nunn delivers a stunning and darkly romantic crime novel set in 1950s apartheid South Africa, featuring Detective Emmanuel Cooper — a man caught up in a time and place where racial tensions and the raw hunger for power make life very dangerous indeed.

In a morally complex tale rich with authenticity, Nunn takes readers to Jacob’s Rest, a tiny town on the border between South Africa and Mozambique. It is 1952, and new apartheid laws have recently gone into effect, dividing a nation into black and white while supposedly healing the political rifts between the Afrikaners and the English. Tensions simmer as the fault line between the oppressed and the oppressors cuts deeper, but it’s not until an Afrikaner police officer is found dead that emotions more dangerous than anyone thought possible boil to the surface. Continue reading

So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba

So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba

So Long a Letter by Mariama Ba

Written by award-winning African novelist Mariama Ba and translated from the original French, So Long a Letter has been recognized as one of Africa’s 100 Best Books of the 20th Century. The brief narrative, written as an extended letter, is a sequence of reminiscences—some wistful, some bitter—recounted by recently widowed Senegalese schoolteacher Ramatoulaye Fall. Continue reading

Homa ya Nyumbani na Hadithi Nyingine : Profesa Ken Walibora na Said A Mohamed.

Kazi mpya..kutoka jiko la Phoenix Publishers… Hadithi 15, waandishi mbalimbali kutoka kote Afrika Mashariki, mkusanyiko huu wa hadithi fupi umehaririwa na Profesa Ken Walibora na Said A Mohamed. Waandishi ni pamoja na Doreen Baingana (Uganda), Patience Onyut (Uganda), Mohammed Ghassani (Pemba), Prof. Ken Walibora, Prof. Said A Mohamed, Prof Farouk Topan, Magayu Magayu na wengineo. Pata nakalayo!

Nukuu: Phoenix Publishers Ltd.

Homa ya Nyumbani na Hadithi Nyingine : Profesa Ken Walibora na Said A Mohamed.

Homa ya Nyumbani na Hadithi Nyingine : Profesa Ken Walibora na Said A Mohamed.

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Kisasi Hapana! – Ken Walibora

Kisasi Hapana! - Ken Walibora

Kisasi Hapana! – Ken Walibora

Kisasi Hapana! 8a ni kitabu kinacholenga wanafunzi wa Darasa la Nane katika shule za .msingi ili kuendeleza na kukuza uwezo wao wa kusoma.

*Miongoni mwa sifa za kipekee za kitabu hiki ni: masimulizi rahisi kwa njia ya barua ya kirafiki, utambaji hadithi, hadithi ndani ya hadithi na usimulizi kwa nafsi ya kwanza umoja.

*kuingiza ucheshi katika maandishi kupitia masimulizi, dayolojia, misemo, methali, taharuki, tashbihi, takriri, kejeli, chuku, tanakali za sauti, maswali ya balagha, taswira na picha za rangi zenye kusisimua.