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50 Memos to Men by Silas NyanchwaniKShs1,350.00Add to cart
SILAS NYANCHWANI MEMO: One of the most recurring problems in most marriages is the emotional withdrawal of wives and husbands who are ill-equipped at dealing with the menace. I see men in bars who don’t want to go home because their wives are unhappy or are presently serving them the coldest treatment they can cook in their hearts. Add to this, the most potent weapon women have at their disposal, used to punish errant husbands: silent treatment.
A CACTUS IN THE DESERT. An Autobiography of Reverend Teresa Wairimu KinyanjuiKShs1,990.00Add to cart
A most remarkable story of one phenomenal woman who yielded to the call of God and allowed Him to use her in extraordinary ways. The book takes you through an eventful journey, from her interesting ancestry that dates back to the Paramount Chief Kinyanjui Wa Gathirimu, through to her growing up in a Kenyan rural set-up, and the defining moment of God’s call which culminated into great spiritual encounters, awesome miracles, signs and wonders. The vast numbers of souls that have been touched and transformed by God’s power through her Faith Evangelistic Ministry are an ongoing an enduring testimony. You will be inspired and encouraged to believe God for the impossible, to see the invisible and to achieve the unimaginable.
A Doll’s House Henrik IbsenKShs750.00Add to cart
The play opens at Christmas time as Nora Helmer enters her home carrying many packages. Nora’s husband Torvald is working in his study when she arrives. He playfully rebukes her for spending so much money on Christmas gifts, calling her his “little squirrel.” He teases her about how the previous year she had spent weeks making gifts and ornaments by hand because money was scarce. This year Torvald is due a promotion at the bank where he works, so Nora feels that they can let themselves go a little. The maid announces two visitors: Mrs. Kristine Linde, an old friend of Nora’s, who has come seeking employment; and Dr. Rank, a close friend of the family, who is let into the study. Kristine has had a difficult few years, ever since her husband died leaving her with no money or children. Nora says that things have not been easy for them either: Torvald became sick, and they had to travel to Italy so he could recover. Kristine explains that when her mother was ill she had to take care of her brothers, but now that they are grown she feels her life is “unspeakably empty.” Nora promises to talk to Torvald about finding her a job. Kristine gently tells Nora that she is like a child. Nora is offended, so she teases the idea that she got money from “some admirer” so they could travel to Italy to improve Torvald’s health. She told Torvald that her father gave her the money, but in fact she illegally borrowed it without his knowledge (women were forbidden from conducting financial activities such as signing checks without a man’s endorsement). Since then, she has been secretly working and saving up to pay off the loan.
Krogstad, a lower-level employee at Torvald’s bank, arrives and goes into the study. Nora is clearly uneasy when she sees him. Dr. Rank leaves the study and mentions that he feels wretched, though like everyone he wants to go on living. In contrast to his physical illness, he says that the man in the study, Krogstad, is “morally diseased.”
A Grain of wheat By Ngugi Wa Thiong’oKShs850.00Add to cart
A masterly story of myth, rebellion, love, friendship and betrayal from one of Africa’s great writers, Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s A Grain of Wheat includes an introduction by Abdulrazak Gurnah, author of By the Sea, in Penguin Modern Classics.
It is 1963 and Kenya is on the verge of Uhuru – Independence Day. The mighty british government has been toppled, and in the lull between the fighting and the new world, colonized and colonizer alike reflect on what they have gained and lost. In the village of Thabai, the men and women who live there have been transformed irrevocably by the uprising. Kihika, legendary rebel leader, was fatally betrayed to the whiteman. Gikonyo’s marriage to the beautiful Mumbi was destroyed when he was imprisoned, while her life has been shattered in other ways. And Mugo, brave survivor of the camps and now a village hero, harbours a terrible secret. As events unfold, compromises are forced, friendships are betrayed and loves are tested.
Kenyan novelist and playwright Ngugi wa Thiong’o is the author of Weep Not Child (1964), The River Between (1965), and Petals of Blood (1977). Ngugi was chair of the Department of Literature at the University of Nairobi from 1972 to 1977. He left Kenya in 1982 and taught at various universities in the United States before he became professor of comparative literature and performance studies at New York University in 1992.
Author: Ngugi Wa Thiong’o
A Walk In The Shoes Of A Sadist By Nahashon HarrisonAdd to cart
Randy Gatogo was born the most awaited bundle of joy by his parents. He grows up with an abnormal craving for blood spillage. There are the days he wanted to close his eyes and inhale the enticing smell of fresh blood. A jugular vein pulsating made him want to bay for blood.
As a boy, he enjoyed killing defenseless cats and dogs. His happiness depended on inflicting pain and suffering. Watching the animals writhe in pain gave him crazy contentment. The nature of a sadist drives him to commit atrocities in school. He was the mastermind of a strike in Kasuku primary school. He knew they would come looking for him so that he could stand behind his mess and suffer the repercussions of his actions. Apart from being a sadist, he was a notorious rebel.
He successfully escapes Kasuku village and seeks refuge in the Rift Valley capital. He turns to a notorious drug peddler for survival. Something tragic happens, and he loses his best friend in a gun battle in Nakuru town. Randy blames the whole ordeal and mostly its genesis on a woman. That is where the trait of misogynism in him originates. He resolves to pick a vendetta by running a deadly scheme of murdering prostitutes and any woman who crosses his path.
He perpetrates a series of murders in the past and swears to commit even more killings in the future to avenge his best friend. At some point, he is crazy enough to come to his mother’s rescue from the domestic violence subjected to her by his father. His father later dies in a mysterious circumstance.
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Across the Bridge By Mwangi GicheruKShs950.00Read more
Before I met Caroline, I had never dreamt of achieving anything beyond a bicycle and probably a tin-roofed slum. Now I was thinking of cars, bungalows, servants and whatever else Caroline missed by changing sides. But for a poor house-boy who has fallen in love with the beautiful daughter of his civil-servant master, the path to riches is not easy. In desperation Chuma moves from petty crime to a world of gangsters. It is only after much heartache on both sides that the two lovers are united.
An unmarked grave By Winfred Kawira MicheniKShs1,090.00Add to cart
The Unmarked Grave and Other Stories is a collection of mostly factual stories and a few fictitious ones handed down to me by my late grandmother. Though fictional, there’s a clear lesson that’s still applicable in our modern day society. All other factual stories eg The Wingless Butterfly, Killed by Love and Holier Than Thou happened in the author’s life and environment. The author’s keen eye and ear are always on the ground, and therefore, by documenting all those unfortunate events requires the society to acknowledge them and act on them to get an amicable solution.
Everyone is sure to relate to one or two stories either directly or indirectly. The choice of diction is relatively simple and downright accurate and descriptive. Once you embark on reading the text, you will not be able to put the book down.
Appeasing Satan By Nahashon HarrisonAdd to cart
This is a compilation of completely scintillating erotic stories. The author insists than anybody exploring this book should read the stories according to the order herein to achieve hundred percent reader satisfaction. As the the dominant story goes…
Peggy dumps Jaden his college sweetheart because of an unavoidable circumstance. When she gets married to Liam, she is determined to help him in all his endeavors. She learns to love him as time passes by.
She engages herself in a sexual immorality to help her husband secure a job. After two decades, the very past had been buried and forgotten. It is unbelievable how that dark past crawls back to her life and destroys her family…would she rise above those tribulations.
The other stories featured in this book are completely erotic. It is the eloquence and vividness in them that makes “APPEASING SATAN” an outstanding piece of literature.
Back-Fence Talk and Other Vices by CAROLINE KINYA MBAYAKShs1,250.00Add to cart
A young woman who finds love on her daily commuter train encounters an unlikely foe; an absent sister’s letter arrives home in the nick of time; Swahili proverbs find their way into a strange airport encounter; a cunning loan shark
finds herself in an unusual position; a young couple struggle with domestic violence; village superstition and gossip has a sensible school teacher turning to black magic; a prison break has two women confronting past trauma.
With stories of superstition, murder, and unrequited love, this collection pokes fun at human folly and is bound to challenge your ideas about life, loyalty, and loss.
ISBN: 9789914705638 SKU: BK00000001889
Beer Pressure by Otieno OpondoKShs1,090.00Add to cart
Timon Oywelowo’s path towards a better future is paved with several landmines. As an impressionable teenager, his friends pressure him into taking his first sip of beer. He’s found out, and the ensuing punishment sears the fear of beer into his consciousness.
He focuses on his studies and joins University in Kampala, Uganda, with only one job—getting his undergraduate degree. But is it that clear-cut? Outside of the University walls lies a totally different world. It is a world of unchecked freedom. A world where beer flows freely, immorality reigns supreme, partying is a way of life, and the desire to make it by any means is what counts.
Timon finds himself at a crossroads: will he keep on the straight and narrow, or will he veer off the rails and careen down the steep slope of destruction?
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Bereavement and grief counseling;Dr Theresia K. KinaiKShs950.00Add to cart
Bereavement is an irreversible devastating loss caused by the death of a loved one.It is traumatizing separation which has a great impact on the physical emotional and cognitive behavior of the survivors. They experience grief whose intensity is influenced by their relationship with the deceased, the survivor’s age emotional status and social support provided.
This book will assist and show how the affected persons can survive on their way to recovery.
Bloom, Practical guide for your period journey By Esther MbuguaKShs800.00Add to cart
This book seeks to demistify the experience that every girl goes through from the onset of menstruation. It draws from the author’s experience and comes with guide lines on how girls and women should manage their monthly menstrual cycle.
Broken Hedges;Joseph Kang’ule MMwirichiaKShs990.00Add to cart
Forever trailed by the spiders, political activist Kamirangi Mwenda has dedicated himself to fighting the locusts—the people behind the corrupt and oppressive government—a fight for the second liberation of Kenya,
His father, the veteran Mau Mau General Baikioo, is a bitter man: wallowing in poverty, not honoured as the hero he is, and false promises by the government; the sacrifices he made for the liberation of the country are nothing … and his son is walking the same path.
As the locusts threaten to wring the country dry, the past grapples with the present, pulling apart father and son, forcing them to realise that the cost of true freedom might be far too high.
Business Conquest by Ian DennisKShs1,390.00Add to cart
The Business Conquest takes you on a journey based on real life stories and case studies of Kenyan entrepreneurs with Business Nuggets from a Business Coach. Endorsed by Chris Kirubi, Rina Hicks and Darshan Chandaria.
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Carcase for Hounds Meja MwangiKShs750.00Add to cart
Carcase for Hounds is a novel by Kenyan writer Meja Mwangi first published in 1974. The novel concerns the Mau Mau liberation struggle during the latter days of British colonial rule and attempts, by the actions of the main protagonists, to show how Mau Mau was organized and why it took so long for the colonial government to defeat them.
City Murders by Nducu wa NgugiKShs750.00Add to cart
Late that evening, Ali Fana, the lead detective in this case, flanked by the Commissioner of Police, appeared on national TV to assure the nation that his team was on track to catch the serial killer. He looked and sounded the part of a confident sleuth about to nab the perpetrator. He became a national figure. I on the other hand was the first to give the killings a name that caught fire: City Murders!
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Coming to Birth Marjorie O. MacgoyeKShs750.00Read more
In this quietly powerful and eminently readable novel, winner of the prestigious Sinclair Prize, Kenyan writer Marjorie Macgoye deftly interweaves the story of one young woman’s tumultuous coming of age with the history of a nation emerging from colonialism. At the age of sixteen, Paulina leaves her small village in western Kenya to join her new husband, Martin, in the bustling city of Nairobi. It is 1956, and Kenya is in the final days of the “Emergency,” as the British seek to suppress violent anti-colonial revolts. But Paulina knows little about, about city life, or about marriage, and Martin’s clumsy attempts to control her soon lead to a relationship filled with silences, misunderstandings, and unfulfilled expectations. Soon Paulina’s inability to bear a child effectively banishes her from the confines of traditional women’s roles. As her country at last moves toward independence, Paulina manages to achieve a kind of independence as well: She accepts a job that will require her to live separately from her husband, and she has an affair that leads to the birth of her first child. But Paulina’s hard-won contentment will be shattered when Kenya’s turbulent history intrudes into her private life, bringing with it tragedyand a new test of her quiet courage and determination. Paulina’s patient struggles for survival and identity are revealed through Marjorie Macgoye’s keen and sensitive visiona vision which extends to embrace the whole of a nation and a people likewise struggling to find their way. As the Weekly Standard of Kenya notes, “Coming to Birth is a radical novel in firmly asserting our common humanity.”
Conquest by will By Nahashon HarrisonAdd to cart
In the deep valleys of River Mathioya lived a couple.Harrison and Jane were happily married.Life in the rural area was challenging but they were contented. In those days, westernization had not penetrated the interiors of Kenya yet. The couple’s livelihood depended on farming and fishing.
In 1987, their firstborn son was born. Later in 1989, the second and last born followed. The native’s source of livelihood was becoming unpopular. Harrison moved out to a little town and adopted shop-keeping as an alternative career. Jane was left behind to take care of their two sons.
Later in 1991, the unexpected happened. Harrison fell ill. Attempts by doctors to save his life proved futile and he passed on. Hepatocellular carcinoma took away his life. He was buried at the banana plantation behind their house. The widowed Jane was disappointed by the dramatic turn of events. She felt that the world was against her. She took their two sons and took them to her maternal home very far away from Mathioya. Later, she leaves her sons behind in the care of their grandmother. As the sole provider to her family, she dealt with cheap labor. As a mother, she ensured her sons schooled like everyone else’.The challenges were immense but worth it.From the deep valleys of Mathioya originates a story so breathtaking and captivating…as Nahashon Harrison vividly narrates.
CONSTITUTION OF KENYAKShs990.00Add to cart
The Constitution of Kenya is the supreme law of the Republic of Kenya. There have been three significant versions of the constitution, with the most recent redraft being enabled in 2010. The 2010 edition replaced the 1963 independence constitution.
Couple power By Grace KimathiKShs1,150.00Add to cart
Do you desire to stay married as God intended you to be or have you just said “I DO!” to the love of your life?
Couple Power will inspire you, challenge you, and motivate you, the reader, to have a happy and working relationship with your spouse by applying the power of working together.
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Dar es Salaam by Night by Ben R. MtobwaKShs750.00Add to cart
Dar es Salaam by Night by Ben R. Mtobwa AT Kibanga bookshop
It is a city of magic.
An amorous city in which men and women love and hate. They scheme, plot, steal and even kill in Dar by night. They are hungry for money, sex, blood and power.
This is what rules the lives of Peterson, Hasara and Rukia in the strange love and hate triangle that brings them together.
ISBN: 9789966469434 SKU: 2010141000599
Dash before dusk;Joe KhamisiKShs1,890.00Add to cart
Dash before Dusk: A slave descendant’s journey in freedom is an account of the life and times of Joe Khamisi, a Kenyan slave descendant whose ancestors were taken captive by Arab traders from Nyasaland and Tanganyika, rescued at sea by the British, and settled at Rabai, a slave encampment along the East African coast.
Khamisi, a former journalist, diplomat and politician, narrates the significant contributions former slaves and their descendants made in the transformation of Kenya into an independent state and their continuing struggle for recognition.
Decolonising The Mind By NGugi wa Thiong’oKShs1,980.00Add to cart
Decolonising the Mind is an at- tempt to free the natives’ minds from the coloniser’s control by rejecting his language and adopting one’s native language. Ngugi establishes the relation between language and culture by approaching the “aspects of language” from a Marxist perspective.
Dedan Kimathi The Real StoryKShs990.00Add to cart
“To most people, Dedan Kimathi, the man who led the Mau Mau movement in Kenya’s forests in the 1950s to win freedom from the British Empire, has remained a shadowy and enigmatic figure.
Attempts to portray his heroic and fascinating life have produced varying results, ranging from historical distortion to artistic idealism.
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Den of Inequities by Kinyanjui KombaniKShs795.00Add to cart
Omosh is a construction worker at a local slum whose life is rudely changed when he is arrested by overzealous policemen. Gosti, the local mugger, comes home to find his long lost father, who seems to have great plans for him, or what does he want? On the other side of town, Aileen’s seems to have everything: she is the reigning Miss Campus, daughter of a renowned politician and a ‘cool life’. A misadventure in a matatu changes her life, for ever. What do these three characters have in common? And who is killing police officers so brazenly? And is the counter attack justified?
Doomsday By Mutahi WahomeKShs695.00Add to cart
Having failed to achieve his imperial grand scheme nearer home, Saddam Hussein has decided that there are other ways to make his presence felt. The first target is the American Embassy in Anyisa, a country choking in the contradiction of its own systems. At the heart of it is Ismail, who finds easy allies in the ambitious, wily but gullible money-maniac Albert Lukulo, failed presidential candidate and gun-runner and his band of disenchanted Wasimba sect die-hards. Suddenly the Anyisans are caught up in an international power game that has little respect for the life of man, woman or child…
About the Author
Wahome Mutahi was Kenya’s leading satire and humorist writer between 1980 and 2004. A literary prize, the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature is named after him.
Drunk book by Biko ZuluKShs1,100.00Add to cart
Drunk book by Biko Zulu
It starts with a girl. Girls actually. It’s only fair that it starts with a girl, no? Only problem is that most stories that start with a girl always end up with someone banging on the door saying; I just want to talk. This is not one of those stories.
This one is about Larry.
He shags girls.
He hates his father.
And he looks nothing like his step brother, who stays by his side throughout his madness. When Larry does something terrible, it looms over him, shaping his future, transforming all the relationships around him and hurtling him into a rabbit hole.
Oh, and wheelbarrows are involved. Five of them.
Somehow Larry and one of these wheelbarrows will collide and things will get pretty hairy – for Larry, that is, not for you, dear reader.
Facing Mount Kenya by Jomo KenyattaKShs1,695.00Add to cart
Jomo Kenyatta was born in 1889 in Gatundu of Kiambu County in Kenya. As a boy, Kenyatta assisted his grandfather, who was a medicine man. This greatly contributed to his interest in Kikuyu culture and customs. He received his preliminary education at the Scottish Mission Centre at Thogoto Kiambu. He also received elementary technical education at the same institution. In the 1930s he studied Anthropology at the London School of Economics. His first work was on a monthly Gikuyu journal called Muiguithania (“One Who Reconciles”) first published in May 1928. Jomo Kenyatta was among the foremost leaders of African nationalism and he became Kenya’s first president. He died on 22 August 1978 at the age of 89 years.Facing Mount Kenya, first published in 1938, is a monograph on the life and customs of the Gikuyu people of central Kenya prior to their contact with Europeans. It is unique in anthropological literature for it gives an account of the social institutions and religious rites of an African people, permeated by the emotions that give to customs and observances their meaning. It is characterised by both insight and a tinge of romanticism. The author, proud of his African blood and ways of thought, takes the reader through a thorough and clear picture of Gikuyu life and customs, painting an almost Utopian picture of their social norms and the sophisticated codes by which all aspects of the society were governed.This book is one of a kind, capturing and documenting traditions fast disappearing. It is therefore a must-read for all who want to learn about African culture.”… As a first-hand account of a representative African culture, as an invaluable document in the principles underlying culture-contact and change and as a personal statement of the new-outlook of a progressive African, this book will rank as a pioneering achievement of outstanding merit.'”
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