A head scratching, heart stopping collection of stories
Praise for the stories in Life In No Order
GENRE: SHORT STORY
TITLE: OUR BRIEF HEAVENLY HOUR
WRITER: KENDI KARIMI, KENYA
REVIEWER: HALIEO MOTANYANE, LESOTHO
WEBSITE: WRITER’S SPACE AFRICA
Captivity is one of the biggest achievements that a writer should rejoice in whenever their story masters it. For a story to be a masterpiece, the reader should be captivated to the point of not wanting to stop reading while wishing the story should not end.
This is what Kendi Karimi’s story has done to me. Rather than call ‘Our Brief Heavenly Hour’ a short story, it would fit perfectly as a ‘Personal Letter’.
“Kendi, you have a deep-rooted philosophical soul that is unparalleled in verse! Your poetic style is quite unique.”
Don’t Wait In The Sun, Dance In The Rain
Your prose is so incredibly eloquent. The metaphors you create uniquely elevate your writing. You convey the joy of love, the grief of heartbreak, and the beauty of healing so intimately and powerfully.”
“Wow! This such a motivational and inspiring story. Everyone’s lives have dark days and when I am going through mine, this story would keep me alive. This has given the readers (or maybe me) the strength to keep their hopes on guard.”
Something Full And Round And Fruity
Wowwwww. This was immediately powerful and compelling…I could feel the grief between the lines, the pain, the fear, but also the love.
White Men Police Teeth
You are such a commanding writer. Strong, yet subtle compelling me to dive deeper into my consciousness and perception.
This was absolutely amazing…your use of metaphors really blows me away. This is such a raw and powerful work of art.
“It’s like you’ve given words to the unexplainable, and yet it’s so effortlessly put that it’s breath-taking.”
About the book
Stories are never just stories the same way love isn’t just love or hate just hate. With love, you make the life-altering decision to live and die by your lover’s side when marriage come along. With hate, you bully a child into submission, into self-loathing, into depression.
With stories, you tell about your share of pain and joy, love and hate and in doing so, you knit a lovely invisible creation that sheds light on culture and history as is in your time. You have the chance to immortalize something with a story, a chance to shine the torch on life. These stories, these histories, are poetic, vivid, full.
Life in no order is a collection of short stories that talk about life, in no order.
About the author
Kendi Karim graduated top of her class with first-class honors in Mass Communication. Her short story, What Does It Mean To Be Kind Anyway, was shortlisted for the Wakini Kuria Prize for children’s literature in 2021. ‘Our Brief Heavenly Hour’ has also been featured by Writer’s Space Africa and her work has been recognized by BIC group and EUEPA.
A writer for the lovers, dreamers and believers.
For the hope give-ups, and the heart beat-ups.