Dear friend… this is for you!

Dear friend… this is for you!

Dear friend… this is for you!

What really happened to the days when friendship was real and true? When friends once cared about one’s ongoing academically, morally, socially, physically… lly? The list is always endless. Is it me who changed? I have always asked myself and if my change was so radical and spontaneous, then why wasn’t I corrected? Why do we have to let this change drive a whole consequence to a wacky end?

Spare me the crap! If it is for the so called ‘relations’ the last time I checked you read a book of that caliber — self-confidence — but seems your style has changed from ‘Think Big’ to ‘300 Things a Girl Should Know About Boys.’ Continue reading

Mwavyaji wa Roho na hadithi Nyingine – Leonard Sanja

Mwavyaji wa Roho na hadithi Nyingine - Leonard Sanja

Mwavyaji wa Roho na hadithi Nyingine – Leonard Sanja

Mwavyaji wa Roho na hadithi Nyingine ni mkusanyiko unaoleta pamoja mawazo, hisia na fikra za waandishi mahiri kuhusu jamii. Ni juhudi za kuakisi ukweli wa hali halisi ilivyo na kumchorea msomaji taswira kamili kuhusu madhila ya uongozi, njaa, dawa za kulevya na mahusiano ya kijamii; kwa ujumla yaliyodorora. Wakati huo huo, wanamzindua juu ya mabadiliko; kuu likiwa kupatikana kwa katiba mpya.

Waandishi basi hawakuzungumzia madhila tu ila wanapendekeza jinsi suluhu ya baadhi ya matatizo inavyoweza kupatikana. Tashtiti, maswali ya balagha na tashbihi zilizoshamiri katika nyingi za hadithi hizi zinadhihirisha uchungu, kero, dhiki na kiu ya waandishi; msukumo wa kutaka kuhusika na kujihusisha na kupatikana kwa jamii bora. Wanaamini haya ndio matamanio ya wasomaji na jamii kwa jumla.

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“The Politics of Betrayal in Kenya” by Joe Khamisi

– 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

The Green Cross of Kafira By Francis D. Imbuga

 The Green Cross of Kafira By Francis D. Imbuga

The Green Cross of Kafira By Francis D. Imbuga

The Green Cross of Kafira, published posthumously by Bookmark Africa, is the last in a trilogy of Kafira plays that started with Betrayal in the City (1975), followed by Man of Kafira, first staged in 1979.

When the play opens, they are on a spying mission that is supposed to be so covert, it must be carried out in the absence of their personal assistants, drivers and even bodyguards. Continue reading

Tamthilia ya PANGO na Kyalo W. Wamitila

Tamthilia ya PANGO na Kyalo W. Wamitila

Tamthilia ya PANGO na Kyalo W. Wamitila

Tamthilia hii ni mchango mwingine mwafaka katika medani ya fasihi hasa uga wa drama. Kwa mara nyingine tena, Wamitila amedhihirisha ukereketwa wake katika kuikuza na kuitilia mbolea fasihi ya Kiswahili hapa Afrika Mashariki.

Pango ni tamthilia inayotufunulia na kujadili utata wa kisiasa, uchumi , uongozi na migongano ya wimbi la ukale na la usasa. Ni kichokozi na kichocheo cha fikra kwa wahakiki na wanafunzi vyuoni na katika shule za sekondari. Mwandishi ni mwelendi wa lugha na kunga za fani ya tamthilia. 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.

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“Mhanga Nafsi Yangu” Riwaya Mpya yake Said A. Mohamed

Licha ya Kustaafu kwake, Profesa Said Ahmed Mohamed anazidi kutupambia lugha hii yetu tukufu ya kiswahili – Tayari, ametupa Riwaya mpya “Mhanga Nafsi Yangu” ambayo kwa hakika, ina uketo wa lugha na maudhui ambayo kwa kweli yanadhihirisha hali halisi ya maisha ya binadamu. Uwapo na shilingi zako 406.00 za Kenya, utafuzu kujipa nakala yako.

Said Ahmed Mohamed

Riwaya ya Mhanga Nafsi Yangu

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