Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa launches ‘Flame and Song’ in Kampala
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Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa launches ‘Flame and Song’ in Kampala

Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa launched her debut collection of prose and poetry Flame and Song at a well-attended event in Kampala, Uganda on Tuesday April 4, 2017. Philippa Namutebi Kabali Kagwa was a child in Uganda in a period that has been indelibly seared into the minds of all Africans; during the murderous regime of Idi […]

African Writers Trust’s Moonscapes anthology launches at the Goethe Nairobi
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African Writers Trust’s Moonscapes anthology launches at the Goethe Nairobi

The African Writers Trust’s Moonscapes: Short Stories and Poetry anthology made its Nairobi debut at the Goethe Nairobi on February 9th, 2017. The event included speeches by the trust’s Diana Santiago and a keynote address by Isaac Otidi Amuke. Excerpts from three of the stories in the anthology were read at the event by the […]

Odafe Atogun debut novel Taduno’s Song launches at Ake Festival 2016
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Odafe Atogun debut novel Taduno’s Song launches at Ake Festival 2016

Odafe Atogun’s debut novel Taduno’s Song launched at the Ake Festival with eminent personalities including Ngugi Wa Thiong’o attending on Friday November 18th, 2016. The book launch also doubled as the debut of a new printing firm Ouida Books. Odafe Atogun was born in Nigeria, in the town of Lokoja, where the Rivers Niger and […]

Jagero Oduor’s Ghost of 1894 launches with bizarre moderation
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Jagero Oduor’s Ghost of 1894 launches with bizarre moderation

Jagero Oduor’s second book Ghosts of 1894 launched at the Goethe Institut in Nairobi on October 19th, 2016. On his panel were University of Nairobi’s Dr Tom Odhiambo and book blogger James Murua with bizarre moderation from Khainga O’Okwemba. Ghosts of 1894 is the sophomore book by Kenyan writer Oduor Jagero and it follows Habineza […]

Nicholas Githuku launches new book Mau Mau Crucible
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Nicholas Githuku launches new book Mau Mau Crucible

Kenyan historian Nicholas Githuku launched his new book Mau Mau Crucible: Statehood, National Identity, and Politics of Post Colonial Kenya at the Goethe Institut, Nairobi on 23rd June 2016. Nicholas Githuku is a Kenyan academic who is based in the USA and has had stints at various universities like West Virginia University and York College […]

Joe Khamisi launches The Wretched Africans book
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Joe Khamisi launches The Wretched Africans book

Journalist, diplomat and former Member of Parliament Joe Khamisi launched his third book The Wretched Africans at the Goethe Institut in Nairobi on 7th April 2016. The Wretched Africans is a historical narrative about slavery in the nineteenth century. The book was launched as a moderated panel discussion with the author Joe Khamisi, Dr. Mshai Mwangola, […]