Giraffe Centre

It took me over two decades to finally visit the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi. I know I went to it once when I was a kid but I can barely remember the day. Continue reading

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Rambling Instagram post on African Literature 

What are your thoughts on African literature? I found this post quite intriguing.

Kenyan Bibliophile

Here’s an unread pile of African literature that I hope to cover this year.


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  • The Fishermen – Nigeria ‏
  • Diaries of a Dead African – Nigeria ‏
  • Tram 83 – Congo
  • ‎‏The girl who was raped – South Africa
  • ‎‏Of Goats and Poisoned Oranges – Kenya
  • ‎‏Tracking the Scent of my Mother – Kenya ‏
  • How to Write About Africa – Kenya
  • ‎‏Teaching my Mother How To Give Birth – British nationality but Kenyan born. So, Kenya 😂

‎‏I must confess, I don’t like African lit much. Man, doesn’t that feel nice to get off my chest! Thing is, I find a lot of African novels are biased towards colonialism, how the west sucked us dry, poverty, AIDS, bla bla.. lots of underdeveloped political undertones. And yes, these are events that happened and continue to occur. They are a part of our identity and we should discuss them. Write…

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Lamu

A town in Lamu Island which is part of an archipelago, it’s a place like no other. If you want to decompress and get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this is the place to be. It felt like a place where time stood still. No cars (no traffic!), donkeys all over the narrow streets and obviously their manure too. They use dhows and donkeys as their main form of transportation and it all felt so surreal. Continue reading

Interracial Anything

With the kind of inhumanity we experience in the world, it’s hard to imagine that there was a time it was worse than anything happening today. The senseless wars, terrorist attacks and condemning people for their personal choices. I have discussed feminism and the fact that women still have some ways to go. I have taken a look at homosexuality in the African context. Everything I discuss here is triggered by something I see that riles me up. With the feminism post, it was all about the Women’s March on Washington and homosexuality came by because of everything happening in the US right now. Continue reading

Bookish Pet Peeves Part I

Every reader has a couple of things they hate when it comes to books. It could be something about the physical nature of the book, something to do with the storyline or what other people do to books that drives you nuts. I this particular post I will be looking at some of my bookish pet peeves since I have many of them. This post will just look at the physical aspect of books and what annoys me about some of them. Continue reading

What’s Rotting on my TBR List?

Weird choice of words but it’s the only it can make sense. Do you ever purchase a book and you are over the moon about it but then it ends up unread for years? This is something that tends to happen to almost every reader and this list will explore books that have been on that’s list for more than a year. TBR – To Be Read. These are books I purchased at some point because the blurb sounded good or the cover was great but I never got to reading it. Continue reading

TV Review: Big Little Lies

I really loved the book by Liane Moriarty by the same name and to say I have been looking forward to the show is an understatement. First of all, the story was not over the top but I think there was a way that Moriarty delivered the story that just made it enjoyable. As much as it surrounded something horrible, the story was still full of humor and relatable bits for the mothers out there. Continue reading