on tony mochama

Well, this is a serious comment on the work of the Kenyan writer Tony Mochama. The writer of this article did not find anything special in a book Tony wrote, but he does not want him to deny the opportunity to write and others to read. Even when a writer has nothing to say.

Does a writer need a message in his book?
Does (s)he need to be a preacher?

Tony Mochama in a picture taken at the Nation Centre on September 10, 2015. One lesson young writers could learn from Mochama is that you don’t need to have anything profound to say to put your pen to paper. Some incompetent editor might just publish you. PHOTO | EVANS HABIL

 

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