First they came for the activists and twitter personalities, They thrashed the striking students from the local universities, I did not speak out— Because I was not an activist. I did not like Jacob Juma anyway and the students threw stones at my car. Then they came for the CORD protestors shouting on the streets, […]
• How can you describe yourself in a summarized manner? I am an artist who believes that art is a journey, a continuous discovery of self, A risk taker and passionate on whatever I lay my hands on… also simple and quiet curious about life…
• How can you describe yourself in a summarized manner? Fire spitting, eyebrow raising, selfie taking, knowledge saying young Kenyan with Somali origins.
In those days I seemed to be the only one who seemed to have a job. Everyone else seemed to be younger than I was or they had already made it in their lives and had all the time in the world to just sit back and write their brains out.
It is a rainy evening in Nairobi, Long lines at the bus stop, Muddy, exhausted and hurrying feet, She is almost there. Feet in sodden socks and sharp toed boots, Are rushing to a rendezvous, Looking for an umbrella with a company logo on it, He crosses the puddled road. Lips parted in hallo say, […]
The Goethe-Institut in partnership with Kwani Trust presents The Spoken Word Project. Initiated by the Goethe-Institut South Africa, the Spoken Word Project is a poetry slam competition whose goal is to enable stories to travel across Africa. The Spoken Word Project will take place in the following cities: Johannesburg Antananarivo, Nairobi, Kampala, Luanda, Yaoundé, Bamako […]