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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 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 […]

My Unwritten Poem

There have been poets before the sun rose today Who weaved words and gave them life eternal But you, You are my unwritten poem No words I find that befit the crust of your existence I tell you, How I wish I could play the orutu, But your presence in silence is music enough To […]

In Him

    In him There are rivers that flow to oblivion Beyond the horizon of thoughts In him You shall find dusty roads Murrams, Paths that lie in secret In him Lives solace in a myriad Fountains that flow slowly to silence His head, a bare land In which old men cultivated wise words In […]

Cave Bird

  I know a place Where wings don’t fly And honey flows in dreams The sun is placed behind bars Where darkness feels right Comfort, the life Dead comfort There is a bird That lives inside a cave Oblivious of love Or the flowers That give colour to breath She wants a life In a […]

Curved Painting

  Have you ever been to a well with talking waters That breathe life into your soul with silent words That love feels as sure as the sun in a hot desert But can get as cold as dew on a gloomy morning   Have you ever met your heart in someone’s And thought that […]

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 […]

Poets In Prison For No Good Reason

Sunday, 25th August 2013. I’m scheduled to attend Street Poetry after a long absence. It’s the one and only poetry event that takes place in the open probably in the whole of Kenya. I’m spruced up for a relaxing afternoon after a restful Saturday following the success of Fatuma’s Voice at Nairobi Cinema that Friday. […]

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