The Junior Readers Series is designed to encourage reading for pleasure and to meet the supplementary reading needs of upper primary school children. Wide and repeated reading of books in the series should enable pupils to automatically improve their written as well as spoken English. Barbara Kimenye is a chidren’s storyteller of international fame. Many young readers know her character Moses and his cronies-King Kong, Itchy Fingers, Rukia and the lot at Mukibi’s Institute for the Sons of African Gentlemen (MISAG). In Moses and the Man From Mars, Mukibi’s boys come face to face with a Martian or do they? A book that every upper primary school pupil must read.
Barbara Kimenye (19 December 1929 – 12 August 2012), was one of East Africa’s most popular and best-selling children’s authors. Her books sold more than a million copies, not just in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, but throughout English-speaking Africa. She wrote more than 50 titles and is best remembered for her Moses series, about a mischievous student at a boarding school for troublesome boys.
A prolific writer widely regarded as “the leading writer of Children’s literature in Uganda”, Barbara Kimenye was among the first Anglophone Ugandan women writers to be published in Central and East Africa. Her stories were extensively read in Uganda and beyond and were widely used in African schools. Kimenye was born in England, but by her own admission considered herself Ugandan