Abigail Arunga

Critic

Kenya

Abigail Arunga is an Author of Akello, a side of raunch, Ex-editor at Nation Media Group, Showbiz & Reviews, My Network. Elite Daily. Scriptwriter.

Supa Modo

Date: 20 May 2018 Category: TV/Film
9.0 Rating
Either you watch a movie and get lost in it, or there is really no point. Kenyan cinema and the players in it have becoming more and more bold as the years go by, and it's a beautiful thing to watch. Though Tausi and Tahamaki, and shows of that sepia-coloured era, definitely had their place in the shaping of what counts as telling our stories today, there's definitely something to be said for the fact that there is a clear and upward trajec ...

Live and Die in Afrika

Date: 21 Nov 2015 Category: Music
8.0 Rating
Finally! The third album from Sauti Sol (and my review) is here. And it is not only beautiful because the album is beautiful and classically done – in one of my favourite themes, the royalty of African people – and not just because you can get the album in limited edition materials like wood – but also because they produced it all by themselves. For a first time production masterpiece – indeed, for any time – they did a brilliant job ...

Born on a Tuesday

Date: 04 Jan 2016 Category: Books
8.0 Rating
A few months ago I read the Caine Prize compilation of finalist short stories of 2013, which is where I first met Elnathan’s riveting work, "Bayan Layi", a short story that was one of my favourites in the collection, about a street boy for hire thrown into the middle of a village election that turns awry.

This story continues in Born on a Tuesday. He continues the story of this innocent boy and what happens after he leaves his home b ...