In October 2009, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie got onto a TED stage and spoke about the danger of a single story. Watching it made me ask myself; if I were to write about my people on the Kenyan coast of Mombasa, what would I write about?
The immediate answer was society; how society shapes an individual; how important families are; what changes individuals need to make so our society would advance to the better.
Today I’m happy to present my collection of short stories (available in Kindle edition). All of them are works of fiction. They’re meant to be entertaining, emotional, and in some cases thought-provoking. They’re also meant to open your eyes to a culture that many people across the world don’t even know exists; Arabs residing on the Kenyan coast (the people I’ve personally coined Kemenies). This is NOT to encourage tribalism, but to highlight the cultural traits that are specific to this particular section of society. I hope you support this work by purchasing your own copy of the book, notifying me if there are any typos and talking to your friends and family about it. If you live in Kenya and can’t purchase any of the versions online, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll figure out an arrangement via M-Pesa.
For the Kindle version; click here http://www.amazon.com/Bleeding-Stops-Other-Stories-Kenyan-ebook/dp/B01EFRMOSO?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0 [The price should say 1.99 USD. If you see any other price, please wait for the page to be updated].
For the PDF version;
Let me know if you’re having problems purchasing this.