About Me

This blog is an archive of my poems, short stories, and ideas on various topics (and reblogs of articles I find interesting).



Richard Oduor Oduku is researcher, poet and writer. He earned a degree in Biomedical Science and Technology from Egerton Univrsity and currently works as a Research Consultant in Nairobi, Kenya.

His work (lit stuff) has been published in Saraba Magazine, San Antonio Review, among others. His first poetry collection ‘Burden of Memory’ will be published soon.

He recently took part in Granta/British Council/Kwani? Writing Workshop (Nairobi, 2013) and Writivism Writers Studio (Kampala, 2014). He is also working on a couple of short stories and a novel.

He is a Founding Member of both Hisia Zangu  and Jalada Africa

He is also a Nonfiction Editor at Panorama: Journal of Intelligent Travel

He is also writes for #MaskaniConversations in The Star Kenya (newspaper).
Some of the Articles on The Star Kenya are:

Friday, October 24, 2014: What About Justice for PEV Victims?
Friday, September 19, 2014: Vote Demands Honesty, Not Politics
Friday, August 1, 2014: Kenya Needs A Third Force In Politics
Friday, July 25, 2014: It is Your Time To Rise For A New Kenya
Friday, May 23, 2014: Tribalism, Predators And Hapless Kenyans
Friday, May 16, 2014: Position Yourself For Billions From China

Reviews & Critiques in Wawa Book Review

24 Jul, 15: Christine Coates’ Homegrown is an Alcove of Memory and History: A Review

25 Sep, 15: In Praise of Death: An Existentialist Reading of Smithereens of Death

24 Nov, 15: I Am Not Ashamed of Tears

05 Feb, 16: The Bottom of Another Tale: A Review

29 Apr, 16: How to Enjoy Poetry without Understanding It: A Review of The Hate Artist by Niran Okewole

19 Aug, 16: A Poet That More People Should Know: A Review of A Book of Rooms by Kobus Moolman

11 Nov, 16: Eating the Rich: A Review of Nkosinathi Sithole’s Hunger Eats a Man

Reviews, Analyses & Critiques in This is Africa (TIA)

July 15, 2016: Papa Wemba: Rhumba, Elegance and the Passing of an Era

November 1, 2016: Ukoo Flani Mau Mau –The Disappearing Act of a Hip Hop Dynasty

August 20, 2016: Identity and language in African writing – a reader of Gambit reflects

Other Reviews

On Soo Many Stories – ‘A Machine Made Out Of Words’ review of ‘A Nation in Labour’ by Hariet Anena

  August 18, 2015: Poetry and Kampala: A Review of Boda Boda Anthem & Other Poems

 August 23, 2016: The #Babishai2016 Poetry Shortlist: Who Will Win the Prize?



June 10, 2014: “Sex on a Train Wagon”

January 15, 2015 : “eNGAGEMENT”

September 15, 2015: “Masira Mar Sero Jajuok”

September 15, 2015: “Tribulations of Seducing a Night Runner”

March 22, 2016: “Gima Omiyo Dhano en Ochung’ Tir”

February 11 2018: Nairobi on a Silky Night



December 18, 2016: Thor Heyerdahl: Alego to Polynesia

For a guest post or any communication, reach me at:

E-mail: richiemaccs5@gmail.com

Facebook: Richie Maccs

Twitter: @RichieMaccs

Tumblr: Melting Pot

Enjoy the journey.

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