A hug for Chris Wanjala and  all the non-fiction writers

Prof Chris Wanjala. I owe Wanjala, a hug. In fact, it’s been pending for over five years now. When we last met, in the hall of a commercial bank in Anniversary Towers in early 2009, he was just going to envelop me in his characteristic bear hug, when I held out my hand, maybe with a faint scream, asking him to hold off! PHOTO | FILE

What you need to know:

  • Since then, I have only been “following” Chris Wanjala on social media. I am proud of him for being one of the few of our generation in East Africa not to be intimidated by technology, especially ICT, and also for his indefatigable and uniquely articulate engagement with all matters human and humane.
  • But what brought Christ Wanjala back to my mind are the recent posts on social media regarding his activities at the Kenya Non-Fiction and Academic Writers Association. Strangely, I hadn’t heard of this important organisation before!

I owe my Bakoki, Chris Wanjala, a hug. In fact, it’s been pending for over five years now.

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