Writers’ Experience

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A writer’s Tragedy

A writer’s Tragedy By Phill Ibsen Every girl romanticizes poets and writers on their lips as though that alone would hand them title deeds. They end up pursuing one-night romantic escapades which in their minds mean; Candle lit flame, Red wine and a perfect lyrical song stringing along flattery of prose and redundant poetry – …

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Ukoloni Mamboleo Unadhalilisha Uhuru wa Waafrika

Ukoloni Mamboleo Unadhalilisha Uhuru wa Waafrika Na Sitati Wasilwa Nchi za Kiafrika zilipojinyakulia uhuru, Waafrika wengi  walihisi kwamba mifumo ya kijamii, kiuchumi na kisiasa yangewanufaisha. Pindi tu nchi hizi zilipopata uhuru, mabeberu walijiondoa uongozini lakini bado kulikuwepo na dhana ya ukoloni ukizingatia maswala ya kisiasa, kijamii na kiuchumi. Kisiasa, utawala ulibuniwa na kuendeshwa kwa kuiga …

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Chronicles of a Corona Virus Survivor

By Julie Mulongo It’s the 213th day since it hit my country, a country I fled to a few years ago in search of greener pastures. Just when everything started feeling right, you know ‘foreign dishes tastes homely, foreign language turns familiar, strange crowds feel accommodating, difficult streets no longer draining… that’s when the pandemic …

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Brutality Clothed as Power

Brutality Clothed as Power By Lydia Limbe Have you noticed how there’s a vicious battle of ideas lately? The existence of different ideology, beliefs and thoughts are not new, but what is glaring at the moment is how intolerance is a deeply rooted way of being for global citizens. Perhaps this explains why there was …

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THE GREATEST PROBLEM, IS INDEED THE SILENCE OF THE GOOD PEOPLE

THE GREATEST PROBLEM, IS INDEED THE SILENCE OF THE GOOD PEOPLE By Gabriel Dinda My wife, Verah, told me about a friend of hers who, relating to an excerpt from her book, ‘Diary of the Miaha’, posted about her skepticism on being loved and how she is always ‘ready to be left/heartbroken’. In response, Verah …

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Prof. Ken Walibora: Death has taken the Humblest of them all

Prof. Ken Walibora: Death has taken the Humblest of them all By Gabriel Dinda On 4th March, 2017, Prof. Ken Walibora was a guest at Masinde Muliro University’s Youth Summit, an event which the university organized in collaboration with Writers Guild Kenya and other partners. When we reached out to Prof. Walibora to be a …

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“My First Time” meeting Janet Mbugua

By Juliet Mwangi   My first time was almost like a dream… The feeling was surreal. Heartbeat racing, palms sweating, excitement oozing from every single pore, in my body no doubt. However, I don’t believe there are words sufficient enough to do justice to the whole experience of meeting Janet Mbugua. The Public Lecture at …

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Of editing without mercy and having a digital footprint

By Phill Ibsen, On the Saturday of February 15, 2020. As we sat in class contemplating, smiling and staring into each other’s faces while catching up on how the week was, we couldn’t help to anticipate who the faculty for the day would be – a Professional Editor. I was tensed. Everyone was tensed but …

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Griffins Ndhine; a model of true service to society.  

By Gabriel Dinda In Writers Guild Kenya, we encourage our writers to provide practical solutions to society, alongside writing about them. We work to grow an active writer, one who is a true human being, taking note of the problems around them and using their abilities to solve them. One of the people who has …

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Is “Ipo Siku” finally here?

  By Gabriel Dinda When Sahara Abdi and I joined residents of Rwadhia village in Kangema for Solomon Muya’s ‘homecoming’ in November 2018, I felt very emotional. The speakers narrated how it took the whole village to raise Solomon and how disciplined he still is. While this statement has been figurative in many contexts, for …

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