More information about this seller contact this seller 19. Vipanya vya maabara 2004 fulbright scholarinresidence award. Wahome mutahis the house of doom 2004, francis imbugas miracle of. Khamisi explores the leadership betrayals that he believes are responsible for the political, social, and economic rot that are pervasive in kenya. Peter enahoro wrote a famously funny book, the complete nigerian, and the followup how to be a nigerian. Literary fiction can be said to come more from the writer than popular fiction. Those who decide to choose the side of the oppressed as in the case of wahome mutahi must be ready to become martyrs. The plaintiff also relied on the ruling delivered by the board on 23 rd july 2014 where it held that during our deliberations, various members expressed the view that in the case of the management and treatment of the late wahome mutahi literary everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Having done a research on wahome mutahis two novels, three days on the cross and the jail bugs chris wasike describes the novels as satire on the ruling elite in the society. Though there is no mention of kenya, the events featured obtained in kenya in the writer s time.
Agony of a grand coalition at home by wahome mutahi. Pamoja na kuziweka matamshi haya yanamhamasisha msomaji kwa kumfanya atazamie methali katika vikundi hivi, anakubali kwamba. Whispers was a special treat sunday nation readers looked forward to every weekend. It was established in 2004 and is open to kenyan writers whose work is published in kenya. Oct 26, 2015 by wahome mutahi if baba moi really wants to learn some real wisdom about how to deal with these jiggers called coalitions, he should seek my advice. Other materials including theses and newspaper articles, especially wahome mutahi s. Chapter one background to the study and a theorisation of the. The kenyan journalist, humorist, literary writer to use kimani njogus words, wahome mutahi 19542003, is an original nairobi writer. Monthly was arrested and detained under the public security.
As you can notice, our slogan is sharing knowledge. Writing human rights in wahome mutahis prison memoirs. He recounts how he helped a presidential poll loser in the 2007 elections, stephen kalonzo musyoka, capture the coveted role of vice president. In his works he depicts corruption as being inherent in those in power. Individual alienation and political oppression in kenya as.
Whispers, the late wahome mutahi as we used to call him or rather he called himself, had the gift to translate a complex subject and create a humorous scenario that would make the reader to understand it very clearly that he or she can narrate it to other people without distorting the message therein. Wahome mutahi was one of the most beloved humourists of kenya. Look upon this house of ours that was abandoned by the man you gave us to look after us. Chapter one background to the study and a theorisation of. On 5 july, gitobu imanyara, editorinchief of the nairobi law.
The last villains of molo by kinyanjui kombani facebook. Over a week ago, a dear friend of ours, a man full of theatre in his blood, spoke and said. Sep 08, 2008 open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Wahome mutahi cover design and illustrations stano. The wahome mutahi literary award is the brainchild of the kenya publishers association. There is little doubt that the writer s years on the streets and in prison. It might be a long nap but anyway, i will dream about you. Recovery of faith, 1956, sarvepalli radhakrishnan, george. Three days on the cross 1991, the jail bugs 1992 and doomsday 1999. During kenyas democracy movement in the 1990s, one of the most influential was wahome mutahi, a humorist who skirted state control to parody the authoritarian. We also give authors from the whole africa and the world to selfpublish their. The prize will be given biannually to the author of the most outstanding new book that will use humor and satire to explore areas such as human rights, governance.
To date, how to be kenyan is probably his first critical work. Ominously, the column revolved around his alter ego whispers impending demise. Moderate to heavy notes, marking, highlighting, noticeable wear and tear, worn covers, crease pages. Narrating martyrs of democracy through fiction in wahome.
Wahome mutahi we still miss you for real home facebook. I find myself on the dance floor trying to impress the world that my legs and bones can do a thing or two to the sound of music. Indeed, his column whispers, which debuted in the daily nation in 1984, was, until the writer s death, voted yearly the most popular column in the east african region. The study was an attempt to analyze how wahome mutahi, in a selected three of his texts, engages the political concerns of his time in kenya. He was popularly known as whispers after the name of the column he wrote for the daily nation from 1982 to 2003, offering a satirical view of the trials and tribulations of kenyan life.
Depending on the circumstances, im either a young turk or mois agemate. This shows that satire as a literary genre has been used in critical examination of social problems. Deans committee grant university of nairobi to pursue doctor of philosophy in kiswahili linguistics. Aids as a humility creator and as an accelerated inner development syndrome.
It contextualizes the newspaper column whispers and introduces its writer wahome mutahi. This studyjs justified on the basis that wahome mutahi is a prolific writer whose works are yet to receive adequate critical academic attention. Wahome mutahi has distinguished himself as a prolific prose writer with a number of novels to his credit. My tribulations in the dotcom era by wahome mutahi. Individual alienation and political oppression in kenya as depicted. This is a story of five unemployed young men who live in a slum in kenya. Whispers and the politics of the everyday request pdf. Whispers wrote political satire at a time when independent thought in kenya could get one incarcerated. It is organised by the kenya publishers association and held at the end of the annual nairobi international book fair, which was in its 15 th edition. Oct 26, 2015 depending on the circumstances, im either a young turk or mois agemate.
During kenyas democracy movement in the 1990s, one of the most influential was wahome mutahi, a humorist who skirted state control to parody the authoritarian president, daniel toroitich arap moi. Chapter one background to the study and a theorisation of the popular until his death in july 2003, paul wahome mutahi was among the most popular creative writers in kenya. On february 23, 2003, wahome mutahi wrote what was to be his second to last whispers column. Wahomes column had begun a couple of years earlier at the sunday standard. The wahome mutahi literary prize is held every two years in honour of the late humourist and novelist wahome mutahi of the whispers column fame. Wahome mutahi literary prize award in kiswahili category for the novel paradiso. The last villains of molo by kinyanjui kombani home.
Jul 22, 2003 wahome mutahi was one of the most beloved humourists of kenya. Jul 23, 2012 in memory of whispers july 22 nd marked 9 years since the passing of arguably kenyas greatest columnist, humourist and satirist wahome mutahi fondly known as whispers. Wahome mutahis fiction particularly the primary texts. Released on february 12, 1990, the same day nelson mandela was released, kiriamiti admits he was a man who. As a former district officer in meru and machakos districts of eastern province, mutahi must have come face to face with cases of corruption. Described as painfully true and outrageously witty, the book is a lighthearted illustration of the particularities of thought, manners and attitude of kenyan people. Much of my professional life has featured wahome mutahi in one way or the other. From ngugi wa thiongo and ali mazrui to grace ogot, kenyan writers were on the fast lane. Students and teachers can then download them for revision purposes. Apr 01, 2008 the kenyan journalist, humorist, literary writer to use kimani njogus words, wahome mutahi 19542003, is an original nairobi writer.
I become a young turk when duly inspired by frothy beverages gone down my throat. Certain factors in his life help to explain the preoccupations of his writings. I knew right from the start that i was in partnership with a serious artist. Family marks whispers anniversary saturday july 20 20 children of the late wahome mutahi, evelyne wanjugu left, patrick mutahi centre and caroline muthoni right during the interview. He had published several novels and novellas, was an acclaimed playwright, journalist and a thespian of notable following. Wahome mutahi posted on august 23, 2010 by thekenyanartivist over a week ago, a dear friend of ours, a man full of theatre in his blood, spoke and said. Taught swahili, african literature, and developed curriculum for african studies at norfolk state university usa for one academic year 1994 deans committee grant. Lord god, even as we starve, we thank you for life.
For more than two decades, wahome mutahi wrote what was easily the most popular column in kenya. Wahome mutahi s fiction particularly the primary texts. Among the african writers represented in the subject files are leila aboulela, chinua achebe, andre brink, cyprian ekwensi, ernest emenyonu, nuruddin farah, athol fugard, bessie head, wahome mutahi, ngugi wa. Wahome mutahi 24 october 1954 22 july 2003 was a beloved humourist from kenya. Geterias black gold of chepkube and wahome mutahis three days on the cross. Jurist for the selection of the award winning writer of the wahome mutahi award 2012 jurist for the selection of the award winning writer of the jomo kenyatta foundation 2011 national task force on the re alignment of the education sector to the constitution, 2010 and the vision, 2030 2011. Mutahi eventually spent 15 months in the infamous nyayo house torture chambers as. Chapter seven end of a writer, beginning of an era. I grew up reading whispers column that he sustained from 1982 until his demise in july 2003. In such a platform, individuals with revision materials for kcse and kcpe can share them here and even earn some good passive income. C u r r i c u l u m v i t a e university of nairobi. The sunday nation tried the whispers column with a new writer but it never worked. Three days on the cross poets of africa series, 14 by wahome mutahi and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
In most cases, he has to support the masses against the exploitative oppressive regimes. Justification this studyjs justified on the basis that wahome mutahi is a prolific writer whose works are yet to receive adequate critical academic attention. This chapter outlines the key objectives of the book. Dictionary of african biography, accessed march, 2015, via oxford african american studies center database. Politics shape the everyday life and is a pointer to the country. July 22 nd marked 9 years since the passing of arguably kenyas greatest columnist, humourist and satirist wahome mutahi fondly known as whispers. Jan 28, 2010 the wahome mutahi literary award is the brainchild of the kenya publishers association. Other materials including theses and newspaper articles, especially wahome mutahis. Open library is an initiative of the internet archive, a 501c3 nonprofit, building a digital library of internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. The employment and labour relations act of 2004 and its success in tanzania. Wahome mutahi, national council of churches of kenya, 1993, history, 25 pageshow to live and work in australia, laura veltman, 1987, reference, 160. Here in australia we are less familiar with mutahis works than alexander mccall smiths the no. Our daily bread towards economic justice, wahome mutahi, national council of churches of kenya, 1993, history, 25 pageshow to live and work in australia, laura veltman, 1987, reference, 160 pages technician nocode plus fcc license preparation for elements 2 and 3a novice and. The chapter argues that mutahis writing is informed by a broader cultural and political aesthetic particularly keen on expanding the bounds of the expressible through a number of popular and sometimes subversive narrative forms.939 379 273 358 371 1601 47 1328 1621 531 996 649 226 962 20 1077 1606 229 405 546 598 1324 1325 973 179 1325 465 138 510 973 1463 764 984 684 379 1120 505 575 410 343 49 932 892 1383 1466 1211