Tony Mochama is the fascination of the writers community and literary enthusiasts this coming Saturday August 1, 2009, when he launches his book – The Road To Eldoret And Other Stories (Ksh.500)- at the Goethe-Institut, Nairobi at 5:00PM.
Khainga O’OKwemba had a sneak preview of one of the stories in this collection while in Kisumu during the ‘Its our Turn to Eat’ book readings, which he has attempted to digest for personal memory in the following words;
“It is an implausible conjecture that Post-Independent Kenya’s first families – Kenyatta, Moi, Kibaki – are dominant grotesques in politics, economics, sex. This is neither taxing nor a vexation.
Robert Burns, the Scottish poet was famed for donning peasant boys – a Obama or Nyongesa – with laurels. This is a Kenyan lie.
Former British premier, Tony Blair is reported to have offered himself for a job after vacating the premiership. This is to be interpreted that he did not deplete the public coffer by amassing wealth for his great grand children. This is an African truth.”
Ladies, William Shakespeare in his Will, refers to his wife only as – My Second Best Bed.
Read an excerpt of his book from the East African Poet