2019

All this work and no agent! How?

How not to get an agent for your book

It’s been about 18 months now since I finished the manuscript for my first novel. In April last year, I started sending it out to agents. To lots of agents. But no one wanted to nibble at that hook. You know that feeling when you’re dancing your heart out on the dance floor and no one else will join you? Ya, that’s what hit me. Was I at this party alone? Would I always be alone? Somebody join me! Please! This song rocks!Read More »How not to get an agent for your book

So many little decisions to be made, so much we must agree on...

AUDIO: ‘A wife by her name’ featured on Nipe Story podcast

I love what Kevin Mwachiro is doing with the Nipe Story podcast, giving a voice, literally, to African stories. Nipe Story presents short stories in audio format, making them accessible to new audiences. This morning, I got a message from Kevin saying a short story I sent to him a few weeks ago, has been recorded and is now up on Nipe Story. Yay! Read More »AUDIO: ‘A wife by her name’ featured on Nipe Story podcast

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#MyDiscoveryPlaylist Éthiopiques & the golden age of Ethiopian music

Even as Ethiopia makes headlines now for being the fastest growing economy in Africa, too many people are stuck in the old narrative of famine and suffering. Live Aid. ‘We Are the World.’ Bob Geldof. On the positive side, we associate Ethiopia with long-distance runners. Kenenisa Bekele. Haile Gebrselassie. Tirunesh Dibaba.Read More »#MyDiscoveryPlaylist Éthiopiques & the golden age of Ethiopian music