Haini na Adam Shafi
Hamza, kijana mwandishi wa habari, anakamatwa kwa kutuhumiwa kuwa haini, hasa kutokana na uhusiano wake wa karibu na Hamduni, ambaye amempiga risasi na kumwua Kigogo, kiongozi wa nchi.
Sehemu kubwa ya riwaya hii inasimuliwa gerezani ambako Hamza pamoja na wengine waliosombwa na kurundikwa huko, wanateswa, kuthakilishwa na kutendewa unyama wa kila namna.Haini ni riwaya inayochukua tukio la kihistoria la kuuawa kwa kiongozi mmoja wa Kiafrika mwaka 1972, na kulifanya kiini cha kuyachunguza matatizo ya kisiasa, kijamii na kiuchumi ya nchi za Kiafrika baada ya uhuru, chini ya mifumo ya utawala inayojali tu maslahi ya wachache. Continue reading
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.
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
Sowing the Mustard Seed by Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
Sowing the Mustard Seed contains a graphic account of a turbulent period in Uganda and provides an insider’s account of the wasted years following Amin’s overthrow in 1979. When Uganda’s first general election in two decades was rigged in December 1980, Museveni launched a guerilla war to fight against Milton Obote’s Sectarian dictatorship.
The war of liberation started in February 1981 with only 27 guns, and the National Resistance Movement and Army eventually took power in January 1986 and began the arduous task of rebuilding a shattered nation. Continue reading