Stranded In Utopia

.   These words below, are what I wrote after Ihad been informed that the person who I was to stay with , as I visited in Nairobi couldn’t host me. Already at the border, with very little money in my pockets, I was going to a strange place with nowhere to stay. Couldn’t help…

Please Don’t Drill , Mr. Driller

On 15th September 2014, BN poetry in partnership with Femrite had a poetry reading at femrite offices in Kamwokya at 5.30 pm. BN poetry is a poetry award, coordinated by Beverly Nambozo Nsengiyunva that has been running since 2009.   It was a warm evening, what more warmth can one expect if not got from…

Dear Cold Thighed Nairobi

    Nairobi blues. When biting coldness doesn’t bite Tuesday night, the 16th of September found us on the road to Nairobi for a writers’ festival called Story Moja festival. By Wednesday morning, we were forging our way through the busy, mind boggling, Swahili packed city center. I guess where the bus stopped us must…

Poetry Beyond Borders

An evening of poetry and insightful revelations. 15th September was the night of announcing the winner for the 2014 poetry award. For the first time, this award that has been happening only in Uganda, for female poets had been finally spread to the whole of Africa and the gender walls broken. As we prepared to…