Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Creative Writing
231 followers -
Art is a thing of the Heart. Poetry, Quotes and Writing
Art is a thing of the Heart. Poetry, Quotes and Writing

231 followers
About
Posts

Post has shared content
He covers the basket with a manila bag and walks down the river towards the spot vultures have perched. A young girl lies dead on the sandy banks. He does not know what has killed her or when she was washed up here. It is a season of short rains and momentary floods are rare. Asingo picks ochok, squeezes the fruit, and applies its juice on his arms and forehead to ward off evil spirits. He rolls the body in wild bananas leaves to preserve it. Upstream, children play on rafts made from banana trunks and sisal ropes.

River Nyando begins to ripple from slight showers. Where is this body from? He has not seen such a face in this village. He walks up the river bend to collect his basket and fishing pole and head to the village to inform the chief. Nobody pays him for this. He barks a warning when Otieno swims to the deeper ends. Their parents, as one may expect, are thankless idiots. Take for example, Min Akinyi, whose fish is so delicious, that it keeps you smacking your lips long after the pots are washed and left in the sun to dry. Min Akinyi whose sianda has caused many fights at the busaa den. Min Akinyi whose rich and loud laughter hides a thankless heart. Akinyi almost died last year and had to be resuscitated and what did he get? Not even a thank you. He squeezes onyoso with his big toe. Onyosos have a big sianda like Min Akinyi’s. Grandmother said onyosos were a delicacy during the days of locusts.

Post has attachment
#KUT  The Anthology http://kut.oduorjagero.com
Kut is not the surface of the choppy waters, but something under; powerful short stories and poetry written by men and women sold to words that powerfully disrupt.

Post has attachment
"The pen gives a sense of peace. For others, it has given a sense of class, and yet for others it has accorded wealth........ But the pen is also a tool for many things. The pen has recently found itself a worthy tool for activism, what many now call writivism." ~ Oduor Jagero

Post has shared content
Where do your old stories and poems go? Do they acquire a life of their own?
"Still, in your own life as a creator, where do your old unpublished poems (and stories) go? Do they acquire a life of their own and live undeterred in the darkness inside box locks or digital backups? Are they historied or they die off and reincarnate as new poems and stories?"
http://richardoduor.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/where-do-old-unpublished-poems-and-stories-go/

Post has attachment
A Reflection - Story of a Writer(+Oduor Jagero-Koa)

Post has shared content

Post has attachment
#theTrend  +Oduor Jagero  #KwaniTrust  and +Okwiri Oduor  discussing Why Kenyans don't or do read....

Post has attachment

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
Wait while more posts are being loaded