2023 Intake Open University of Kenya
2023 Intake Open University of Kenya

Mbukha Shitemi

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Ms Shitemi is the Secretary General of Kakamega Book Club, and also works as an office administrator in the Registrar Academic Affairs office at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST). Her contact: mbukhashitemi@gmail.com
Cover page of the novel A Journey to Becoming, written by Egara Kabaji. PHOTO/Courtesy.
Author:  Egara Kabaji Title: A Journey to Becoming (A Novel) Contact:  egarakabaji@gmail.com  Cost:  KSh400 Publisher and Year: One Planet Publishing and Media Services Ltd, 2022 Reviewer: Mbukha Shitemi Egara Kabaji’s A Journey to Becoming is an intriguing and thought proving novel. Its strength lies in the complexity of its simplicity.  No wonder it won the Second Runners Up for the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature, 2022 edition.  This novel takes...
Cover and blurb of The Reunion. PHOTO/Courtesy.
Title:        The Reunion Author:    Kekelwa Nyaywa Contact:    elugalia@eastafricanpublishers.com Cost:         KSh500 Publisher and Year:   East African Educational Publishers (EAEP), 2020 Reviewer:  Mbukha Shitemi The Reunion by Kekelwa Nyaywa is a moving story about Felize, a Zambian girl who grows up in a dysfunctional family.  This family lives in poverty with alcoholic parents who care less about the wellbeing of their...
Cover page and blurb of The Silent Footsteps, an autobiography of and by Prof. Ipara Odeo. PHOTO/Courtesy.
Title:   The Silent Footsteps Author:  Ipara Odeo Cost:              KSh1,000 Contact: iparaodeo@yahoo.com  Publisher and Year:     Kibabii University Press, 2020 Reviewer: Mbukha Shitemi The Silent Footsteps is an extraordinary story that takes us deep inside Prof. Ipara Odeo’s life and achievements.  Significantly, this autobiography does not only present the fantastic story of the author but also fundamentally...
Blurb and cover page of Dear Anita. PHOTO/Courtesy.
Author:       Barack Wandera Title:            Dear Anita Contact:      barackwandera@yahoo.com  Cost:             KSh500 Publisher and Year:   InterCEN Books, 2022 Reviewer:  Mbukha Shitemi The epistolary novel is rare in the 21st century.  This may be due to the decline...
The cover of the Mourning Glory novel by Prof. Egara Kabaji. He is a Literary Communication Professor, based at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST). PHOTO/Courtesy.
Author: Prof. Egara Kabaji Title: Mourning Glory Contact: egarakabaji@gmail.com Cost: KSh. 500 Publisher and Year: InterCEN Books, 2022 Reviewer: Mbukha Shitemi Prof. Egara Kabaji’s new novel, Mourning Glory, is a heart-rending story that will bring variegated emotions in how it treats the pain, struggle and agony of living on the periphery of the Kenyan social and political landscape.  The book is dedicated to the people of Turkana, and indeed,...