Letter To My Father.

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Ken, a young man in the contemporary society anchored in both tradition and modernity, turns his life into a web. He falls in love with a lady, Ket, while at the university yet he is married and already has children. This relationship entangles his life and at some point threatens to tear his family apart. His wife and four daughters pay for everything. However, his eldest daughter, Ma, knows better.


This is a book deeply anchored in the soils of feminism and just struggles to bring to light the pains and sufferings the modern African woman goes through to level peg with her male counter part.

It is a must read.

An humble dedication to my mother, Hildah E. M. Oduor, Maggy and to ALL MOTHERS IN THE WORLD. YOU ARE GREAT.

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Letter To My Father.

Submitted: October 29, 2010

Ken, a young man in the contemporary society anchored in both tradition and modernity takes his life into a web. He falls in love with a lady, Ket, while at the university yet he is married and already has children. His relationship with his mistress entangles his life and at some point threatens to tear his family apart. However, his daughter, Ma, knows better.


This is a book deeply anchored in the soils of feminism and just struggles to bring to light the pains and sufferings the modern woman goes through to level peg with her male counter part.

It is a must read. Read Chapter

Submitted: October 29, 2010

The New Year came with a lot of changes. The December holiday that had seen him graduate had gone down to memory lane. Everyone was now l... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 29, 2010

When she was young, the age of her daughter, she loved reading. She was the third born in a family of five. Her mother was a simple woman... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 29, 2010

The Deputy Principal at St. Brigit’s Girls’ High School was a very understanding but strict man. He had been teaching for close to tw... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 29, 2010

That morning, Damah had woken up with swollen eyes and she felt tired and withdrawn. It was a Saturday and her children were at home, for... Read Chapter

Submitted: October 29, 2010

“Baba Brian, I won’t be around over the weekend as from Friday evening,” started Ket as she packed her books in her bag. She was a ... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 02, 2010

The girls were anxious. The hall was packed and all sorts of noise could be heard from every corner in that hall. Some were happy while o... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 02, 2010

She was lying on a carefully made bed. The red roses on the bed sheets were beautiful and her body on that bed made it a very beautiful s... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 02, 2010

She had not settled well. She knew that she had to talk to talk to somebody who would help and give her an ear. Just an ear. Someone who ... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 04, 2010

“My daughters, you are part of this family and you are very special to me. My sons cannot stand before their age mates and their friend... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 04, 2010

She was a beautiful woman and everyone knew it. Her elegance, her figure and her ‘bedroom eyes’ as people called them were assets onl... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

It had been a long time since she started dreaming of that year. Ever since she knew what form four was and what it made people become. S... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

The country was going through a very trying moment. It was two years before the General Elections yet was almost evident to everyone that... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

She was a free girl now. The examinations were over and she had to wait for time. She was a calm girl, even with the short time that rema... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

It had been long since they met and had a good time together. Those good old days they had while still students at campus. Good old days.... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

The results of her examinations were one of the things that took away her emotions. She could not believe that she had done well. Even as... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

“Ma, honestly, I am very happy for you. I truly am. You did very well and here you are, waiting to join the university. I even envy you... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

“When will you even trust me? Have you even ever trusted me? Have you?” he asked angrily as he stood. The woman lay in bed. She w... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

She had never felt as hollow as she was feeling that evening. It was almost the same feeling as that which she had on the first day when ... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

“Yes, Ken. I tested positive,” she said, wiping her tears. “You what? When, where… wait… What are you talking about?” Was... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

It no longer disturbed her, the fact that her husband spent nights out of his house. She accepted it and learnt to accept many other thin... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

Since his last meeting with her, Brian kept wondering what tomorrow held for him; for them. Even after he called her later and wished her... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

Democratic freedom was one thing the people had never taken a keen interest in, if ever they understood it. Democratic rights. What were ... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

“Tell me, how does a university look like? So big, maybe like a giant, isn’t it?” Brian was beside himself. He could not hide h... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

 Following the incidence he had with Ket, Ken was never confident with himself. He was not even sure of himself. He always thought a... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

“I do not agree with you on that idea,” started Ma to counter what her friend had just said. She was in her discussion group where th... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

He came back home drunk, as usual. Just the way she knew he would. He and sobriety seemed to have learnt to hate each other and they did ... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

Ever gone to bed somewhere-just anywhere- on the headland and woken up on an island and alone? How does it feel? The feeling she had ... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

He had been so busy for the whole week and time seemed to be flying in his world. For some reasons, he felt uneasy. He kept going to the ... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

Angel, quite angelic. A very beautiful young, woman with a tender heart. It hurt her so much to hear someone cry and she too, hated to se... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

There are times in this life when a human being has to dance to the tune of fate, no matter how heavy they are. Fate, the wind that never... Read Chapter

Submitted: November 24, 2010

His wife and children wondered what had become of him. During the first three week, they thought that he was just being busy with the wor... Read Chapter