1) Adult English Category
AUTHOR: Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
PUBLISHER: Kwani Trust.
2) Adult Kiswahili Category
BOOK: Pendo la Karaha
AUTHOR: John Habwe
PUBLISHER: Moran Publishers (EA) Ltd.
Pendo la Karaha
Nyuso za Mwanamke – Said A. Mohamed, 2010
Nyuso za Mwanamke
Said A. Mohamed, 2010
Sasa Sema (Longhorn Publishers)
“Nana, msichana mrembo anajipata katikati ya jamii yenye mielekeo ya kumfinyanga mwanamke na kumyumbisha kama kayamba. Kila anayemwona Nana anamchukulia kuwa ni pambo la mji lenye nyuso nyingi au llisilokuwa na uso hata mmoja…” Continue reading
Baada ya tamthilia yake ya pili [MBAYA WETU] kuingia madukani, Prof. Ken Walibora ‘kaibua kitabu kinachoeleza safari ya maisha yake ilovyouwa na inavyozidi kuwa kila jua linapochomoza.
Uketo wa Lugha
“Nasikia Sauti ya Mama” ina uketo wa lugha ya kiswahili inayodhihirisha ukwasi al’onao profesa Ken na mno, weledi wake wa kuyaeleza mengi kwa njia ya kusisimua hivyo kumnata msomaji.
Heko kwa wanalonghorn Publishers kwa kujitoma katika hili la tawasifu: NASIKIA SAUTI YA MAMA (Ken Walibora) na “MBALI NA NYUMBANI (Adam Shafi) ni tuzo bora kwetu sote!
NASIKIA SAUTI YA MAMA – Tawasifu ya Prof. Ken Walibora
Scarlet Song by Mariama Bâ
Mariama Bâ (April 17, 1929 – August 17, 1981) was a Senegalese author and feminist, who wrote in French. Born in Dakar, she was raised a Muslim, but at an early age came to criticise what she perceived as inequalities between the sexes resulting from African traditions. Raised by her traditional grandparents, she had to struggle even to gain an education, because they did not believe that girls should be taught. Bâ later married a Senegalese member of Parliament, Obèye Diop, but divorced him and was left to care for their nine children.
Her frustration with the fate of African women—as well as her ultimate acceptance of it—is expressed in her first novel, So Long a Letter. In it she depicts the sorrow and resignation of a woman who must share the mourning for her late husband with his second, younger wife. Abiola Irele called it “the most deeply felt presentation of the female condition in African fiction”. This short book was awarded the first Noma Prize for Publishing in Africa in 1980. Continue reading
“Riwaya hii ya kusisimua inatuingiza katika bahari tesi ambamo asiyesimama imara huzama ji! Unapoisoma unachukuliwa na wimbi la vitushi vya hadithi iliyotambwa kwa hadithi ya kipekee.“
Jomo Kenyatta Foundation.
Maisha Kitendawili – John Habwe.
– Former MP Joe Khamisi has authored a thought-provoking book entitled, The Politics of Betrayal in Kenya, aimed at‘exposing the rot in the Kenya political system’. The book illustrates how the electorate has been betrayed their political ‘leaders’.
It mainly centres on the politically shaky period between 2001 and 2008 and particularly on president Kibaki’s first term in office (when the author was himself a member of parliament). It also delves into historical happenings like President Moi’s rule (1978-2002) mentions instances of gov’t repression and grand corruption. Continue reading