Poesy and Its Masters; Evolution of Kariuki wa Nyamu

Kariuki wa Nyamu

Kariuki wa Nyamu won this year’s Babishai Niwe Haiku Prize, after beating sixteen other artists. In exploring the place of poetry in Africa, Wasomi got into conversation with him.

Congratulations first of all for winning the Babishai Niwe Haiku Prize, 2017. For starters, what is Haiku? It sounds so foreign; does it have a place here on the African soil?

Thank you very much for the warm congratulations. Well, a haiku is a three line poem whose origin is Japan. Continue reading “Poesy and Its Masters; Evolution of Kariuki wa Nyamu”