By Temo Buliro Star correspondent Temo Buliro speaks to KHAINGA O'OKWEMBA (as  published in the Star of August 21, 2014), literary critic and radio show host, The Books Café. It is the only radio show where authors explore contemporary literary issues. You are a celebrated Kenyan poet, journalist, literary critic and radio presenter of the popular literature programme, The Books Café, on KBC English Service. How did you get started in radio? The literature programme, The Books Café, was born out of my longstanding friendship with KBC radio presenter and producer Anne Lemaiyan and ...
2014-08-31 10:43:25
July 3rd, 2014. Toronto, Canada/Nairobi, Kenya. Nsemia Inc. Publishers announces the publication of My Crown of Beauty for Ashes by Thitu Kariba. My Crown of Beauty for Ashes is a personal account of the author’s tribulations following early childhood sexual abuse. The abuse first occurs through a twisted and friendly gardener who molests and rapes her, and later escalates to other men.    The abuse is so bad it sends the author on a streak of self-destructive tendencies and behaviour through alcoholism and indiscriminate sexual encounters – including same-sex liaison.  A period of ...
2014-08-23 06:41:51
Nsemia Inc. Publishers   announces an upcoming title Inside the Presidency: the Trials and Tribulations of a Zambian Spin Doctor by Dickson Jere. The book is a captivating chronicle of the goings on at the centre of state power as told by an insider. It captures the intrigues at the presidency, specifically associated with the author’s time serving retired President Rupiah Banda. The book captures Banda’s ascendancy to the presidency following the death of Levi Mwanawasa in whose regime he served as Vice-President. Telling it as it was Dickson Jere captures the roles played by a number of ...
2014-02-27 17:22:49
July 5th, 2014. Toronto, Canada/Nairobi, Kenya.  Nsemia Inc. Publishers announces the publication of Distance between Life and Death by Alfric AsiagoISBN: 978-1926906-38-6. The Distance Between Life and Death revolves around the life of Brooks Ishimwe a young investigative journalist for the Worldreach television network, and a student in Mark’s College of Foreign Sciences, situated along the academic institution dense Thika Road in Kenya. While there he uncovers unfolding events happening in the institution and beyond, both in the light and in darkness. The institution, as he finds ...
2014-08-23 08:20:53
Nsemia Inc. Publishers announces the publication of Divine Infinity Love by Nash Ndemo In Divine Infinity Love, Nash Ndemo takes the subject of love head on. Love, a universal theme, is perhaps the deepest emotion known to the human race, and transcends geography, culture, history, gender, and more. Love touches the young and old, men and women alike. Some die for love. It is a source of both pain and joy, aspects that well captured in this work. The subject of romantic love; and the deep emotions it entails will continue to fascinate for eons to come.  What better way to express it than is ...
2013-01-05 17:30:30
Nsemia Inc. Publishersannounces the publication of Miale ya Mashariki: Mashairi na Mwongozo wa Uchambuzi by Timothy Kinoti M’Ngaruthi. Miale ya Mashariki is an anthology of eighty-two poems. These poems have been composed following different themes, styles and forms. The inclusion of both metred and free verses aims at exposing readers and literary critics to different kinds of Kiswahili poems. The poems in this collection will attract broad readership. They will be useful in secondary schools, teacher training colleges as well as universities. Likewise, scholars doing research on ...
2012-10-11 17:29:43
August 17, 2014. Toronto, Canada/Nairobi, Kenya. Nsemia Inc. Publishers announces the publication of Nurturing Reflexive Practice in Higher Education Edited by Faith Maina. Scholars in Kenyan universities, like others in developing countries, are severely challenged in terms of knowledge production due to lack of resources (especially funding), use of western-imposed methodologies and lack of a vibrant academic community. As demonstrated in this volume, it does not have to always be this way. Innovative ways to increase productivity can be found and, if well nurtured, would increase ...
2014-08-24 05:32:48
Proverbs of Abagusii of Kenya: Meaning and Application by Christopher Okemwa. Like most cultural groups, the oral tradition of Abagusii People of Kenya is expressed in, among others, proverbs. These capture lessons and meaning, modulated by time and context as they are passed down generations. Like riddles and metaphors, proverbs express the wisdom of a culture and find apt application in many situations. Christopher Okemwa’s work documents some of the proverbs of Abagusii, their meaning, the context in which they are used and applications thereof. In this book proverbs are documented in ...
2012-10-24 17:29:03
Nsemia Inc. Publishers announces the publication Songs of a Chicken Bone by Godspower Oboido (ISBN: 978-1-926906-34-8). This is  a collection of passionate and assured poems; the poet’s first full length offering of poetry. Themes are universally varied, but the poems are deeply personal. Example: My song is the sombre laughter of the wind Wandering torpidly In the corridor of time and space The whimpering of the butterfly Escaped from your womb. One day you will find it In the warring conferences of rivers, In pouring streams of laughter and tears.  What others say "With Oboido's ...
2014-03-21 17:21:28
Nsemia Inc. Publishers announces the publication A Handbook on African Traditional Healing Approaches & Research Practices. The book is a rich collection of well-researched articles on indigenous healing. These articles, from a broad range of researchers, pertain to a  broad range of communities. They discuss healing practices in the realm of the spiritual, the medicinal, nutritional and more. Some demonstrate a clear relationship between modern and traditional medicine through pharmacological analysis. The practical examples documented capture the effectiveness of indigenous healing as ...
2013-11-22 17:25:14

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