This is a never ending chain story challenge that I was quick to hope on to, to try and get my creative juices flowing. And of course, having been part of a ugbloc chain story way back in the day and it was so much fun seeing were the story went. I’d love to see where this story goes.Continue reading
Author: The Hekaya Arts Initiative
Book Blurb: Abdi wants to create a new tune and galvanise his dying band, find his father and, reunite with his lover. When his love is tested, Abdi follows the winds north from Kilwa to Mombasa, carrying his hopes and dreams along. He must survive heartbreak and escape a near death experience to overcome the folly of youth.
Back from London with a heavy baggage, Mumtaz must deal with the reality that hers is a small town. Can she withstand the guilt and gossip?Continue reading
Author: Dilman Dila
Publisher: Black Letter Media.
Synopsis: A killing in the sun is a collection of speculative fiction from Africa. It draws from the rich oral culture of the author’s childhood, to tell a wide variety of stories. Some of these stories are set in a futuristic Africa, where technology has transformed everyday life and a dark force rules. Others are set in the present day, with refugee aliens from outer space, ghosts haunting brides and grooms, evil scientists stalking villages, and greedy corporations creating apocalypses. There are murder mysteries, tales of reincarnation and of the walking dead, and alternative worlds whose themes any reader will identify with. This collection is deftly crafted, running along the thin boundary of speculative and literary genres.Continue reading
When my heart broke
And my tears fell.
I had no one.
I was expected to move on
Hello Bloggren, it’s my birthday and as this new year begins for me, I promised myself that I would blog more than once every three months. I hope I hold myself to this resolution.
I wrote this story a while back. At the time, I was trying to break free of the comfort zone I had found myself in. The comfort zone of writing in the first person. If you’ve been a long time reader, you’ll notice most of, if not all my stories are first person stories. However, I suck at giving my stories titles, just see what happened with this story. Perhaps someone can help me suggest one in the comments?
This was inspired one of my favorite Ugandan artist’s song. The artist is J.C Muyonjo and the song is called Uber Guy. I am linking his social media so you see where you get his latest E.P, Kidandali, that includes that song.
Twitter: J.C Muyonjo ™ (@jc_muyonjo)
Facebook: J.C Muyonjo MusicContinue reading
An article of clothing becomes infinitely more interesting when it has a story attached to it.Continue reading
Arrows of Rain is the debut novel of Nigerian American author Okey Ndibe.Continue reading
She’s staring into nothing. Her eyes, seeing yet unseeing, leak tears like a faulty faucet that can’t fully be closed.
Drip…. Drop.Continue reading