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Podcast by Finger Piano Productions
Nipe Story (Tell Me A Story) is a fortnightly Kenyan podcast that gives a voice to written short stories. This podcast is hosted by Kevin Mwachiro. @kevmwachiro Karibu! Welcome.
Nov 10, 2022
DISCOVERING HOME by Binyavanga Wainaina
This story takes us from Cape Town to Kisoro, Uganda as Binyavanga Wainaina finds his way back home.
Oct 18, 2022
AN ABUNDANCE OF LIES By Faith Oneya
Two childhood friends reunite as women in the city and discover that Nairobi is not an easy city to crack.
Jul 27, 2022
BANANA JAM by Kevin Mwachiro
This is not any other day for Sarah Obama, it is fraught with memories, that she is trying to suppress, but the world around her will not give her peace.
Jul 13, 2022
THE BOYS WHOSE HEARTS WERE SEPULCHRES by Moso Sematlane
Selo finds himself away from his home country Lesotho in a little provincial town in South Africa. He is growing into himself, but his heart is taking him to interesting places.
Jun 15, 2022
SUFFOCATING IN THE COMFORT OF THE CLOSET by Tinamia Ilunga
A woman's tale of longing. Her taste for desire, a yearning for love but more than anything her cry for freedom.
Jun 1, 2022
BOOTS ON THE GROUND by Lutivini Majanja
Once upon a time, in primary school somewhere in Kenya, there were Fidelis, Morgan, Karim, Koni and Davies...
May 17, 2022
GROWING WINGS by Olaedo Obindze
It's not just birds who need to spread their wings. This personal story from #Nigeria is taken from the forthcoming anthology, Wedged between Man and God.
May 3, 2022
THE WOOD CARVING by Kiprop Kimutai
Kibor's tender soul can't let go of his neighbourhood Donholm and his regular commute hasn't made things any easier for him.
Apr 12, 2022
JOZI'S CALLING by Mabel Mnensa
Makeba was given a large name by her parents. But her grandmother had other plans for her.
Mar 29, 2022
I AM A SPY by Mutendei Writes
We all have a story. We all have a past. Some of us don't have the luxury of being fully free from our stories.
Mar 15, 2022
THE CALLER by Ope Adedeji
Hello! Hello! Do you know who is on the other side of the phone call? Desire is strange thing especially when it gets the better of you.
Mar 1, 2022
YOUR VOICE MY STRENGTH by Raashida Khan
Miracles come around in the most interesting way bringing along with them, new strength.
Feb 14, 2022
THIS IS FOR MY AUNTY PENZI WHO by Idza Luhumyo
There is always that relative who makes you look at the world differently. That was one who despite the stares and sneers, chooses to be themself. Someone like Aunty Penzi.
Dec 14, 2021
EDDIE FISHER WON'T BE COMING IN TODAY by Lauri Kubuistile
Set in a school in rural Bostwana that is surrounded by a sea of sand, say hello to life and its mysteries.
Nov 29, 2021
KWEREKWERE by Alieu Bundu
Ayanda and Tendai are both lucky to get a second chance at life and love. But life, who can predict it?
Nov 8, 2021
THE MAN AT THE BRIDGE by Kiprop Kimutai
Two wandering bodies find themselves in love. But their love comes with a price.
Oct 26, 2021
OT MADUONG by Alvin Kathembe
It was not just a house. It was a home that was filled with life-long love.
Oct 10, 2021
HALF PORTRAITS UNDERWATER by Dennis Mugaa
Two sisters who are inseparable from birth are bound by love only they understand.
Aug 3, 2021
NUMBER SITA by Kevin Mwachiro
A story on two taxi rides that evoke memories within a taxi driver who's been trying to forget his past.
Jul 13, 2021
HOOD MATES by Pauline Awuor
Journey back in time to a Nairobi that ran on a different rhythm. To a neighbour in Eastlands and into a home filled with laughter, and lots and lots of memories.
Jun 22, 2021
ICHO by David Nnanna Ikpo
An unlikely pairing takes place when two struggling souls find each other in the other.
Jun 7, 2021
Tis A Season 2 (special edition)
This is the second of two special episodes featuring reflections of the Covid-19 pandemic from artists, creatives, and thinkers.
May 25, 2021
Tis A Season 1 (special edition)
This is the first of two special episodes featuring reflections of the Covid-19 pandemic from artists, creatives, and thinkers.
May 4, 2021
RULES OF THE GAME by Kevin Mwachiro
A coffee date in the heart of Nairobi that is full of surprises.
Feb 22, 2021
KISSING GORDO by Muthoni Garland
A story about two brothers who love and hate one another, but when you throw Rebecca into the mix...
Feb 8, 2021
AN AFRICAN PROVERB by Caroline Mbaya
An airport stopover reveals a story of love, anger and a saying or two.
Jan 18, 2021
LET ME BE YOUR SUGAR BOY by Adaeze Nwadike
A story from Nigeria that will make you think about that one true love.
Dec 7, 2020
MAKE DZIKO by Alinafe Malonje
A story set in Malawi of two women and Mother Nature's plans for their respective destinies. Music featured by Simon Shabantu Kahama and Musonga Mwango, courtesy of https://freemusicarchive.org
Nov 16, 2020
MASERUMO by Resoketswe Manenzhe
1999 was a strange year. A very strange year, just ask Maserumo.
Nov 1, 2020
THE GEOGRAPHY OF SUNFLOWERS by Michelle K. Angwenyi
Where do goats go when they die? Where does the world go when it rains? What's your favourite flower? This is a story of love and loss that blurs so many lines.
Oct 19, 2020
SALT IN THE DESERT by Kevin Mwachiro
New eyes are discovered in the arid lands of Djibouti.
Sep 19, 2020
RUDO by Eliza Manasa Mabungu
The journey to freedom has many hurdles. It will come with its scars, but once you get there you might find yourself laughing the pain away.
Sep 5, 2020
ALWAYS BE LATEEF by Idza Luhumyo
A story of dreams born in the most unlikely of places and a story of a journey of survival fueled by dreams.
Jul 11, 2020
ANDAKI by Kinyanjui Kombani
A story set in the informal settlement of Dandora, where second chances get numbered too.
Jun 26, 2020
HAVE ANOTHER ROTI by Rasna Warah
A story on forbidden love, identity and belonging that is told from a world where food is the antidote.
Jun 11, 2020
PLOT 10 by Caroline Mose
It was an ordinary night, in a less than an ordinary neighbourhood, until the whistles went off.
May 28, 2020
BELONGING by J.E. Sibi-Okumu
A story of different paths crossing on a Nairobi night.
May 15, 2020
MASKINI BABU YANGU by Ken Walibora (KISWAHILI EPISODE)
Our first Kiswahili episode in remembrance of the late Kenyan literary legend, Ken Walibora.
May 15, 2020
TRIBUTE TO PROFESSOR KEN WALIBORA by Kinyanjui Kombani
A tribute to the legendary Kiswahili literature icon, Professor Ken Walibora. Read more at: https://www.theelephant.info/reflections/2020/04/23/ken-walibora-the-giant-on-whose-shoulders-i-stood/ The Elephant - Speaking truth to power.
May 1, 2020
THE ELIZABETHANS WE LOST by Carey Baraka
Remembering H, the one true love.
Apr 9, 2020
AT THE PARTY by A. Ndui Mudachi
Their eyes locked. She looked and he looked. The night looked promising after all.
Mar 26, 2020
DIGITALIS LUST by Olufemi Terry
It started off as a weekly appointment, then it became more than a touch.
Mar 11, 2020
VASHTI REFUSED TO DANCE by Makena Onjerika
"You ask what they felt. You ask if they felt at all. You ask such impossible questions."
Feb 27, 2020
SIRENS by Lutivini Majanja
When the comrades of the University of Nairobi take to the streets, nothing gets in their way. Well, almost nothing.
Feb 6, 2020
I AM A HOMOSEXUAL MUM by Binyavanga Wainaina
This essay is also described as the lost chapter, that never made it to the book, One Day I Will Write About This Place.
Jan 22, 2020
THE JOURNEY by Cynthia Abdallah
A father's love defends his daughter's honour.
Dec 4, 2019
SPIRIT CHILD by Alex Ikawah
She was no ordinary child and even the gods knew that.
Nov 20, 2019
THE FEAST by Rose Odengo
Rabid is in action at his sell-out concert and three friends are having a time of their life, but there is more than excitement in the air.
Nov 5, 2019
BEACH BOY by Troy Onyango
The Kenyan coast is not just beautiful, it is enchanting and full of surprises.
Oct 20, 2019
NYAWAWA by Brenda Midamba
When the spirits of the lake rage they take no prisoners.
Oct 6, 2019
THE CHAMBER by mwihaki
The island of Zanzibar was the centre of the East African slave trade. Are you brave enough to delve into its past?
Sep 16, 2019
UNDERWEAR LAUGHTER by Joshua Mmali
When a lunchtime meal gives more than a second helping.
Sep 1, 2019
A WIFE BY HER NAME by Fungai Tichawangana
A newly married coupled grapple with the name game.
Aug 5, 2019
KADZO's KITTEN by Sarah Forde Owuor
An aspiring footballer's heart goes all mushy.
Jun 24, 2019
STAYING AFLOAT by Unoma Azuah
The hustle in Lagos is full of twists and turns. Don't you think?
Jun 9, 2019
THIS IS NOT AU REVOIR by Zukiswa Wanner
Sometimes you've got to do what you've got to do.
May 26, 2019
TRIBUTE TO BINYAVANGA WAINAINA by Billy Kahora
For Binya: “Even if he will be known most outside the literary world for his hair and his style, as a radical who dared to be different. He will be remembered by many for his great spirit, his bravery, his outspoken-ness. But most of all he needs to be remembered for the writing. “
May 12, 2019
ABOMINATION by Kehinde Bademosi
Sometimes the flesh takes a life of its own.
Apr 21, 2019
PULLING OUT by Aleya Kassam
When you remember that moment. For it could only have been at that moment.
Apr 7, 2019
HOW TO SWIM by Idza Luhumyo
Sometimes, freedoms come to you in the most roundabout way.
Mar 22, 2019
THE PROSTITUTE AND HEARTBREAK by Michael Ochoki
Somewhere in the Kenyan Rift Valley, a heart is struggling to let go.
Mar 2, 2019
STUPID DEATH by Brenda Siara
A story of love, life, struggle and a journey into a grieving soul.
Feb 8, 2019
THE BLACK UNICORN by Kiprop Kimutai
Don't believe anyone who tells you unicorns don't exist.
Jan 24, 2019
SOLACE by Mutendei Writes
Solace - comfort or consolation in a time of great distress or sadness.
Dec 21, 2018
ECO-HUMANS by Tlotlo Tsamaase
A story where every second and every minute counts.
Dec 12, 2018
THE DAY OF CALLING by Natalie Sifuma
A Kenyan story like you've never heard before.
Nov 14, 2018
A FIXED PORTRAIT SMILE by Joshua Mmali
Set in the Uganda capital, Kampala, a young unemployed man discovers just how 'man-eat-man' the world is.
Oct 30, 2018
LAST NIGHT IN ASABA by Chike Frankie Edozien
Sometimes we just have to face the music.
Oct 10, 2018
WHEN MOUNTAINS MEET By Christine Odeph
When a phone call changes your life and you get to confront the hard truth. But...
Sep 27, 2018
FRESH PAINT by Faith Oneya
The smell of fresh paint may not always bring the scent of newness...
Sep 12, 2018
IRON LADIES OF LUSIKISIKI by Hugo kaCanham
The scrap metal business is definitely not for the fainthearted.
Aug 29, 2018
EVENING TEA WITH THE DEAD by Kiprop Kimutai
Set in the tea-growing region of Kenya, meetTapranich an elderly woman who's chai will leave you with more than after taste.
Jul 25, 2018
CONVERSATION WITH A LUNATIC by A. Ndui Mudachi
Eavesdrop on a very interesting conversation.
Jul 12, 2018
YOU WRECK HER by Parselelo Kantai
From the very beginning, you will be confronted with an encounter that takes you on a journey of human trafficking, prostitution and fraud.
Jun 27, 2018
SOME FREEDOM DREAMS by Ndinda Kioko
A love story that takes you from the suburbs of Nairobi to Bukavu in Dr Congo.
May 30, 2018
TAKEN FOR A RIDE by Peter Kimani
Life is full of interesting journeys...
May 17, 2018
TURKANAS CAN'T BE GAY - from Invisible:Stories from Kenya's Queer Community.
Turkanas Can't Be Gay is the story of Brizan, a young man from northern Kenya who was caught between fulfilling familial and cultural obligations and accepting his sexuality.
May 3, 2018
DEAD RATS by Sitawa Namwalie
A story on personal reflection that cuts deep.
Apr 10, 2018
THE WATER DID NOT COME by Hugo kaCanham
A story on a promise that has been heard too many times on our continent.
Mar 21, 2018
THE FREEING OF THE SLAVES IN EAST AFRICA by James Juma Mbotela
Originally published in Kiswahili in 1934, this translated extract tells of the perilous journey to the East African coast endured by captured slaves from Malawi.
Mar 6, 2018
HOW TO WRITE ABOUT AFRICA by Binyavanga Wainaina
Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina's work confronts the outdated Western clichés of 'Africa' and 'African Literature'.
Feb 13, 2018
THE TRANSFIGURATION by Troy Onyango
THE TRANSFIGURATION by Troy Onyango by Podcast by Finger Piano Productions
Jan 30, 2018
JAMBULA TREE by Monica Arac de Nyeko
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Jan 16, 2018
POWER OF LOVE by Binyavanga Wainaina
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Jan 3, 2018
MORIOT by Lutivini Majanja
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Dec 12, 2017
WHITE RABBIT THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS by Andrew Mudachi
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Dec 12, 2017
DARK WELL by Kiprop Kimutai
Forbidden love is being seeded in Kenya's agricultural heartland.