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Akua Naru Live In Concert at The Alchemist Bar, Westlands

  Akua Naru performs live at The Alchemist Bar, Parklands Road this Thursday from 7pm. Born Latanya Hinton and raised in New Haven (USA), Akua Naru’s journey to internationally acclaimed hip hop artist has led her from the city’s Newhallville section to Cologne, Germany where she currently resides and creates music. Along this female wordsmith’s […]

Nakuru Upgrade Poetry Hits 40

Nakuru’s biggest poetry event, Upgrade Poetry, celebrates its 40th edition on Sunday 25th Sept 2016 at The Legacy Hotel from 2pm-5pm. For lovers of poetry in Nakuru and its environs, you are invited to savor a fortifying afternoon of words and rhythm.   Charges: Advance Ticket:  150/- Gate: 250/-   The chief MC Uba Wilson […]

The Scum of Dakar: #MisimuZangu

Kenya was just dusting its shoulders after Kofi Annan had succeeded in talking Mwai Kibaki and Raila Odinga to forming a coalition government following a contested General Election whose aftermath gruesomely took away the lives of more than a thousand people. My uncle was lucky to survive the machetes that rained on his body at a […]

What Does Kenya Mean To You? : #IAmKenyan

  Looks like a scene from a horror movie, but this is what shall become of our country the more we keep waiting for five solid years to do what we imagine is change by going through what we call General Elections, while in real sense it is more doom we bring upon ourselves because […]

The Milestones of Kenyan Poetry and Reality of African Identity

Beryl Ooro interviewed me at Ebru Africa This Morning. The discussion entailed matters to do with the role of the Kenyan Poets Lounge as a platform for budding poets, its mission and vision as well as the reality of Africans living their identity, this 8th day of August 2014.  

Speaking For Fatuma in Mombasa; October 2015 @FatumasVoice

We stood huddled on the men’s side, waiting patiently for the ferry to cross the ocean. The sun screamed its lungs out vehemently, hard to tell rain had angrily fallen an hour before in that 11am searing heat. Chris Mukasa, Nuru Bahati Shukrani, Ryan, our photographer and I had just completed breakfast at the Young […]

Words Ni Word : Sheng Poem

    Usidanganywe na hii kihara Akili ni nywele na zangu ni in-built Unadhani poetry ni ya watu wamekosa kazi? Hata ofisi ni word Streets za Nairobi zimeficha siri zetu Juu huko ndo si hujiachilia Kama hii ni ugonjwa basi nitadedi na upele Juu hii word imepita skin deep kwa bloodstream hadi skele Plasma bado […]

Nirvana: Spoken Word Album Launch By Namatsi Lukoye

  Kenyan poetry is an arts field that’s commendably on a steady rise. With the onset of events such as Street Poetry, Hisia Zangu Poetry Workshop, Poetry Spot, Eve Of Poetry, Fatuma’s Voice, and others, talent is being raised everyday. There is obviously a big disconnect between Kenya’s old poets and the current folk as […]

Fatuma’s Voice

    #FatumasVoice is a figurative gesture for a platform whereby young people meet to talk about the evils happening in the society and how they could solve them, their hopes for the future, their life experiences as well as networking hence expanding their social circles. We do this through poetry, live music, motivational talks, […]

I Am Not My Tribe

Sometimes I feel I know nothing about life But I do know something about Kenya I come from the gustily windy, hilly terrains of rural Ugenya Where huts form bungalow sorts of flawless beauty An ambiance of warm soothing atmosphere But really, I was born in Pumwani And all my life My home has been […]

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