Bonny Dolla is a journalist who is mainly interested in using his skills to help people lead better and happier lives. He writes mainly true stories. His non-fiction books are majorly inspirational. He is an author of over hundred poems several of which are award winning. "Writing for me is not just a passion or a job, it is a calling", these are the words of Bonny Dolla.
He is a Kenyan young man who mainly focuses on letting people view life in Kenya through his human interest stories.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a Kakamega, a town on the western side of Kenya, in a relatively poor neighborhood. I grew up knowing that people have to aspire, work and believe in order to be something. One of the biggest input of this environment into my writing is the belief that just by believing one can move mountains in life, what matters most is where you are going, the place you find yourself is just the start and cannot hold you back if you decide to believe.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was fifteen years old. At the moment I had just joined secondary school, having transferred from a day school to a boarding school that was far from home I encountered alot of frustrations which I started to release in form of poems, essays and songs. That is how my writing carreer started.
Darius is the only brother to Donny who is epileptic. They are living a poverty stricken life at the village and he has to assume the role of taking care of his brother since his grandparents are old. His parents were divorced and his mother remarried leaving them at the care of their grand parents. He starts with enthusiasm, but along the way he slowly begins to give up.