Video & Photos | Book Launch – The Fundamentals of Strategic Writing

The Fundamentals of Strategic Writing book launch at Alliance Française de Nairobi on 30 July 2022, officiated by Mr Joseph Wambo, Assistant Director for Human Resource Management and Development in the State Department of Public Service.

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VIDEO: The Fundamentals of Strategic Writing book launch at Alliance Française de Nairobi on 30 July 2022, officiated by Mr Joseph Wambo, Assistant Director for Human Resource Management and Development in the State Department of Public Service.

After the launch, a panel discussion comprising Dr Stephen Macharia, the head of the Writing Centre at Strathmore and Jerusha Kananu, an author and theatre expert, analysed the book. The discussion was moderated by award-winning journalist, scriptwriter, and filmmaker Anthony Njagi. In attendance was John Sibi-Okumu, who wrote the book’s foreword and other educationalists from different universities.

Born in Curse

When I stand to go, the first step is the hardest, but I take it. All I am thinking is I want to get myself out of the curse of being her ‘only child’. My spirit is bubbling from deep inside. It is that liberating. I will go and forget I had an elderly mother. I won’t look back, I decide. Even when, and if, she realizes that daughters too are children who can take care of their parents, I won’t come back, I tell myself. I am getting away from the curse, taking back my life. 

I Was Once Beautiful

At fifteen, my chest was a minaret calling men to worship;
fire burnt from the pit of my stomach, hot coals
and I forgot her words—
Educated girls fetch bigger dowry,
Uneducated is an oppressed wife
But stay in school long enough; the market is cruel to you.

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