Best of Whispers: Politics, Family and Society (Twaweza)
A compilation of the late Wahome Mutahi's Whispers articles.
With the exception of God and disability, Wahome Mutahi could laugh at anything in life. He laughed at the society he laughed at the Government and he laughed at his family-but he laughed at himself the hardest.
His writing was like an onion whose layers one could keep peeling for tears and laughter. There were those who would read it for the humor on the surface and those who would peel the first layer and weep a little that their consciences were coming calloused. At the core, there was a deep understanding of the culture and life of the people that Whispers wrote for and about. ”
This book curates the best of Whispers; a writer adept at navigating censorship during the Moi years with wit and satire and goes beyond being a nostalgic read to being a chronicle of a great artist’s fight for democracy.
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anonymous reviewed on 5 Jun 2021
Charles kamau Ngigi reviewed on 10 Jun 2021
Just awesome! It has taken a long time but finally arrived. It reminds me of my childhood.
stone reviewed on 12 Jun 2021
a must read.