“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

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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 ‘AMEZIDI’ na Said A. Mohamed

Tamthilia ya 'AMEZIDI' na Said A. Mohamed

Tamthilia ya ‘AMEZIDI’ na Said A. Mohamed

Ame na Zidi wanajikuta katika umaskini mkubwa katika bahari iliyohaa mali. Katika hali hii ya uhitaji, wanatambua kuwa hawana jingine la kufanya ila kuomba msaada ili wayatosheleze mahitaji yao. Msaada unapokuja, unaleta unaleta madhara mengi zaidi.

Huu ni mchezo mawazoni unaotazama matatizo ya kijamii na ya kiuchumi katika nchi nyingi za kiafrika za hivi leo.

Mwandishi alizaliwa Unguja (Zanzibar) mwaka wa 1947. Alielimishwa huko huko Unguja na baadaye akajiunga na chuo kikuu cha Dar-es- Salaam, na kisha chuo kikuu cha Leipzig, Ujerumani. Amefundisha katika shule za upili na vyuo mbalimbali. Kabla ya ku7hamia Ujerumani, alikuwa Profesa katika Chuo kikuu cha masomo ya kigeni cha Osaka, Ujapani. Continue reading

Riwaya ya ASALI CHUNGU na Said Ahmed Mohamed

Riwaya ya ASALI CHUNGU na Said Ahmed Mohamed

Riwaya ya ASALI CHUNGU na Said Ahmed Mohamed

Riwaya ya ASALI CHUNGU – Hii ni safari ya kufunzwa na  maisha, kujifunza kwa kuonja ladha mbalimbali. Ni safari ya watu wengi wajitokezao katika matengo mawili. Kwanza akina Bwana Zuberi, D.c. na Bi Amina mkewe- wenye vyeo, utukufu na mali, na pili, akina Dude, Semeni, Shaabani Supu, Pili, Baya na Biti Daudi wanaonuka ufukara. Wote hawa wamo katika safari moja; Safari ya ugunduzi ambamo wanasoma mengi bila kujua, mpaka mwisho… 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

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

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