Birth – A Poem By Adelle
The Piano – A story By Alexandra Thom
Things Bloggers Say During Sex & Other Short Stories – By Mwirigi
In Memory Of Whispers Son Of Soil – By Ndinda
As one – A poem by Raya Wambui
Thank you for the Light – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Again – A Poem By Naima
The King is dead – By Michael Onsando
Nature moves on – By Ndinda
The Good Wife – A short story by Temitayo Olofinlua
The amazing goodnight – Ian Arunga
Buck Naked Story – An essay by Adikinyi

Oktapodi is a 2007 French computer-animated short film that originated as a Graduate Student Project from Gobelins L’Ecole de L’Image. The film is about a pair of love struck octopuses who through a series of comical events are separated and find each other. Oktapodi was directed by Julien Bocabeille, François-Xavier Chanioux, Olivier Delabarre, Thierry Marchand, Quentin Marmier, and Emud Mokhberi. Oktapodi was well received, winning a number of awards, as well as an Academy Award nomination for Best Short Film (Animated) for the 81st Academy Awards.

Book printed in ink that vanishes after two months

Dark existence [Poem]
I’m not sorry [Poem]
Her Body at the Colorist’s [Poem]
School bell rings [Poem]
Rita’s mistake [Story]
Love [Poem]
A testament to truth [Poem]
Interior Life [Poem]
How will we read part 2 [Essay]
A double return [Story]
Dreamwood [Poem]
Stowaway [Poem]

A tribute to Poet Adrienne Rich who died last week by Africa Alchemy.

And the day Adrienne Rich died this week was the same date Virginia Woolf walked across fields down to the bank of the River Ouse to drown herself on 28 March 1941.

Matt Cheney’s post on Adrienne Rich. We are all afflicted with wordlessness right now.

Adrienne Rich from her 1994 interview in The Progressive, mentioned by Cheney:

But there are such wonderful younger women writers coming along who are creating out of their anger, their fury, their sense of the world. Nothing’s going to stop that.

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Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story Continue reading

A summer song [Poem]
How creativity works [Essay]
Woman thou art loosed [Poem]
How we will read Part 1 [Interview]
Just a girl [Poem]
Devil wears prada [Poem]
The right kind of anger [essay]
The broken globe [Story]
A taste of the forbidden apple [Story]
The unequal yoke [Story]
My husband [Story]
Adam’s apple [Story]
With diamonds in his eyes [Poem]
Till death? [Story]
Continuum [Poem]
The fairytale that never began, ends [Story]

The Chase by Philippe Gamer – A story about the art of aging

CarBuzz had this to say about it:

Philippe Gamer and the Space Patrol people have released a slick new animated film titled “The Chase.” Featuring four Nissan vehicles, it depicts several ladies attempting to outrun the long arm of the law.

The surprise ending is certainly something to look out for. Enjoy all the explosions and action in the four-and-a-half minute long clip above.

Poets needed [poem]
50 Word Story – Theme is Letters [fiction]
A folktale From Ghana [fiction]
Poem About The Rain [Poem]
Price Tag [Poem]
Rendezvous Beneath a Fig Tree [Poem]
Life is Fine [Poem]
Facilitator [Fiction]
I no longer own [Poem]
Vanity [Poem]
On The Day Of The Loss [Poem]
M&M World [Fiction]
The Doctors’ Daughter [fiction]
Motherfuckerland – Chapter 1 [fiction]
The Spider [Fiction]

How Not to Write About Africa – By Binyavanga Wainaina. Narrated by Djimon Hounsou

Her (Me) – [Poem]
The Immigrant [fiction]
Anansi [fiction]
Big booty, little booty [Essay]
A gift for my sweetheart
Little White Lies [Poem]
The Road Not Taken [Poem]
Phenomenal Woman [Poem]
If [Poem]
Dreams [Poem]
Torn [Poem]

Transformation – An excerpt from the project ‘Transformation’ by Nancy Willis with music by Chris Morris

Going West: A Stop motion novel

Open Culture had this to say about it:

Andersen M, a London design studio, crafted a rather amazing stop motion video to accompany an excerpt from Maurice Gee’s novel, Going West. The short film was produced on behalf of the New Zealand Book Council, and you can only imagine, as one of our readers points out, the craftsmanship, patience, and effort that went into the making this.

Your Mother [fiction]
Spoken Word [Poem]
Dodge [Poem]
Invictus [Poem]
The greatest job in the world [Essay]
Bleeding streets – Part 1 [Fiction]
High School Hunk [Fiction]
The Genius Of The Crowd [Poem]
Kindness [Poem]
Many Small Children [Poem]

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore – An Animated Short Film for Book Lovers

Open Culture has this to say about the film:

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore offers a modern tribute to an old world. Made with an animation style that blends stop motion with computer animation and traditional hand-drawing, the silent film pays homage to a bygone era when elegantly printed books inhabited our world.

This animated short film directed by Conceptual designer Brandon Oldenburg and children’s book author/illustrator William Joyce recently won an oscar.

Self Portrait [Animated Art] – An excerpt from the project ‘Transformation’ by Nancy Willis with music by Chris Morris

Man of my dreams [Poem]
Saving Agu’s Wife [Fiction]
The Passage [Poem]
The lock and key game [Fiction]
Writing thus far
Backbone [Fiction]
On The Day of the Loss [Poem]
Thunderous sights [Poem]
In the Paintbrush of Alfonse [Fiction]
The Vow [Fiction]
Court me [poem]
My poems [poem]
Up The Road [Fiction]
Canto CLXXVII [Poem]
True Beauty [Poem]

The NewYorker’s fiction podcasts

Ira Glass on the Creative Process [Video]

This is a video that all creatives should watch. Continue reading

The letter – A story by Wambui Wairua
My heart To Yours – A poem by Amondi Agutu
Runs Girl – A story by Chinelo Okparanta
Consolation – A poem by Wisława Szymborska
If God Existed, He’d Be A Solid Midfielder – A story by Aleksandar Hemon
Some like poetry – A poem by Wisława Szymborska
An alien in Brighton – A story by Tinashe Chirugwi
The Lees of Happiness – A story by F Scott Fitzgerald
The Married man in a Private Room – A story by Beth Nduta
Fresh Paint – A story by Faith Oneya
A disease Called Tribalism – A poem by Rayhab Wangari
The Death Merchants – A story by Claudette Oduor
Don’t be Black – A poem by Sanya Noel
Strong Black woman – A story by Sally Kahiu
Akané – A story by Eugene Odogwu
The encounter – A story by Lydia
I am me. Beautiful – A poem by Macharia Kinyua
Bad guys – A story by Uche Okonkwo
Vultures – A poem by Edwin Baru
Till we meet – A poem by Aziz
Story – A story by Dwanzi
(S)experience – A poem by Adhiambo

“Hysteria” – by T S Eliot (poetry reading) Continue reading

Africa Kills Her Sun – A story by Ken Saro-Wiwa
Father Tombana’s Virgin Statue – A story by Linda Musita
Variation On the Word Sleep – A Poem by Margaret Atwood
The Moon Sulks – A Poem by Olouch Madiang
Variations on a Theme – A poem by William Carlos Williams
Lamb to the Slaughter – A short story by Roald Dahl
Or – A Poem By Thomas Sayers Ellis
Politics and the English Language – An essay by George Orwell
Miracle – A story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Right Kind of Anger – An essay by Sally Kahiu
Two years, three weeks, four days – A story by Wanjeri Gakuru
Title unknown – A story by Noelle
Legalize me – A poem by Adelle
They Stuck A Feather In His Hat… And Poked His Eye – By Michael Onsando
Sex scandal – A story By Ian Arunga
Nairobi Blue – A Story By Ras mengesha
To become better at business, read more…novels – By Sunny Bindra
The Devil Loves Weddings– A story By Douglas waudo
Slippery Slope – A story by Cornellius Okello
What were your top 5 books that you read in 2011? – A TED Conversation

The Future of the Book [Video] – Meet Nelson, Coupland, and Alice — the faces of tomorrow’s book. Continue reading