Tiny Desk Concerts are intimate, unplugged video performances recorded live and hosted by NPR Music. I’m a huge fan of these concerts because you get the chance to really hear the artists’ music away from the noise and commotion that comes with typical concerts.
What makes human life meaningful? What makes life worth living in the face of death? Such are the philosophical matters that Paul Kalanithi grappled with throughout his life, first as an English literature student, then as a neurosurgeon resident at Stanford and finally as a patient diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer.
Last weekend, I got the chance to watch a wonderful film outdoors courtesy of Unseen Nairobi. The film screening was held at Circle Art Gallery gardens, amid the backdrop of the Nairobi sunset giving way to the inky dark evening sky.
First book review of 2019! And what better book to kick us off than The Terrible, which is an autobiography written by Yrsa Daley-Ward, poet and storyteller extraordinaire.
A few weeks back, I was at the Nairobi National Museum and came across beautiful artwork on display by Samuel Kamau Kariuki who describes himself as “a self-taught acrylic visual artist”.
A few months back I was at the Village Market and stumbled upon an art exhibition that was running in one of the halls. Everything that was on display was amazing, vibrant and full of colour. I was drawn in by the images of black women.
In the spirit of Black History Month, I wanted to share some of my favourite quotes and poems from some of my favourite writers. May their words carry you with gentleness and fill your spirit.
Growing up, everything seemed so much simpler. The formula for success seemed straightforward. Go to school, get the grades, get a good job and voila your life is set. But the reality is not so simple
January is a time where most of us set our resolutions and intentions for the new year. Being a January baby, I get to have the chance to combine the general new year resolutions with my own personal ones as I celebrate another revolution round the sun.
At the beginning of 2018, my goal was to try and complete at least 12 books by the end of the year (one book per month). The final count for 2018 was 8 books completed which was a massive improvement from 2017.