Maktaba Awards 2017 set to celebrate Kenya’s top libraries
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Maktaba Awards 2017 set to celebrate Kenya’s top libraries

The best libraries in Kenya will be feted at the Maktaba Awards 2017 at a ceremony at the Kenya National Museum on Friday 22nd September 2017. For the last eight years, the Kenya Library Association, the Goethe Institut, the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation and the Ministry of Sports, Culture, and the Arts have been organising the […]

African Flavour Books makes its entry to Braamfontein, Johannesburg
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African Flavour Books makes its entry to Braamfontein, Johannesburg

African Flavour Books, a store that sells books by Africans, opened its second branch on September 2, 2017. The South African literary industry is one of the most developed on our rock with a world class value chain from excellent publishers down to the distribution of the books in many bookshops and bookstores. Even with […]

Kenyan rap star Frasha to help expand library in Nairobi
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Kenyan rap star Frasha to help expand library in Nairobi

Kenya’s top rapper Frasha is looking at supporting young minds by finding sustainable ways to build capacity for a Mathare based kids library under his I Am Frasha Foundation. Frasha is a Kenyan artist who emerged as a member of award winning rap trio P-Unit which became famous for its catchy studio hits like Kushoto […]

Petina Gappah honoured by Harare City Library
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Petina Gappah honoured by Harare City Library

The Harare City Library honoured Petina Gappah, one of the most well-known African writers in recent times, by naming its children section after her. Gappah is famous her smashing debut short story collection An Elegy For Easterly (our review) and her sophomore offering a novel The Book of Memory. In the last few years, Petina […]

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Kenyan libraries to be awarded at Maktaba Awards

 We don’t have too many libraries in Kenya. In fact at a speech that was given to us by the Storymoja Hay festival boss Muthoni Garland boss over the weekend only 2% of Kenyan schools have a library on site. This is why we need more of them to ensure that more Kenyans have access […]