TITLE: BORN A CRIME AUTHOR: TREVOR NOAH REVIEWER: WAKINI KURIA PRICE: KSH. 1,850 PRESTIGE BOOKSHOP This is an amazing well-told story of a young coloured boy growing up in South Africa. He is brought up by his mother; a typical black woman who spares nothing in disciplining him before 'they come for him' as she… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: BORN A CRIME
The ride When an adventure coupled with a good course come calling, you can only faithfully answer to the call. It is in this spirit that Tom Mwiraria, Nickson Kibuchi and I, like the three musketeers are visiting Lgoss primary school in the Northern part of Kenya after a successful book drive. The real adventure… Continue reading TRAVEL DIARIES: SAMBURU BOOK DRIVE
TITLE: MATING BIRDS AUTHOR: LEWIS NKOSI PUBLISHED: 1983 REVIEWER: VERAH OMWOCHA In a few days I am to die. Strange, the idea neither shocks nor frightens me… Any book that starts with such a punch is one that cannot pass by me. Well, it escaped me all these years but I finally managed to read… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: MATING BIRDS
I remember you as that friend; the silent friend with whom one shares a lot and yet shares very little.
BOOK TITLE: THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD AUTHOR: ZORA NEALE HURSTON REVIEWER: VERAH OMWOCHA Janie Crawford is a mullato girl who grows up in the early 20th century. She is left under the care of her grandmother by her absentee mother. Her grandmother prematurely marries her off to Logan Kellicks, a dull, ugly and older… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD
TITLE: TWISTED TIMES: SON OF MAN AUTHOR: VINCENT DE PAUL REVIEWER: VERAH OMWOCHA PRICE: $5.00 available at http://mysterypublisherslimited.com/ This text journeys through the life of one man, Kennedy Paul Maina; A young university student who, under duress, harks to the voice of crime and underworld killings; including being a hitman. Form his teenage years, Kennedy… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: TWISTED TIMES: SON OF MAN
TITLE: THE FORTY RULES OF LOVE AUTHOR: ELIF SHAFAK REVIEWER: VERA OMWOCHA When Ella, a forty-year old bored housewife in England signs up to work for a book agency, her first assignment is to read: Sweet Blasphemy, a manuscript by Aziz Sahara. Having been out of employment for long, amid misgivings and encouragement from her… Continue reading THE BOOK THAT CHANGED MY LIFE
BOOK REVIEW TITLE: KIU AUTHOR: SULEIMAN MOHAMED MOHAMED PUBLISHER: Educational Books Publ. [u.a.] YEAR: 1978 REVIEWER: VERAH OMWOCHA There is a new word in town, ‘sponsor’. Well, not entirely a new word but it recently gained a new meaning, a rich man or woman, mostly older, who bankrolls the life of a younger female or… Continue reading Book Review: KIU (And sponsor became the new word in town)