Ndinda Kioko wins Wasafiri New Writing Prize fiction award 2017
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Ndinda Kioko wins Wasafiri New Writing Prize fiction award 2017

Ndinda Kioko is the winner of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize fiction award 2017. Also winning are Mehran Waheen in poetry and Julie Abrams-Humphries for Life Writing. Ndinda Kioko was awarded this prize at a ceremony at The People’s Palace in the Queen Mary University of London campus this evening for her story Some Freedom […]

Elshadai Tesfaye wins Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars 2017
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Elshadai Tesfaye wins Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars 2017

Elshadai Tesfaye is the winner of the Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All-Stars 2017. The announcement was made at a ceremony at the Southern Sun, May Fair Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on September 29, 2017. In early September, the shortlist for the new Burt Award for African Young Adult Literature All Stars was […]

Ndinda Kioko makes Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2017 Shortlist
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Ndinda Kioko makes Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2017 Shortlist

Kenyan writer Ndinda Kioko is one of the writers on the Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2017 Shortlist. Wasafiri is a leading magazine for international contemporary writing based in the UK. Launched in 1984, it is now renowned for publishing some of the world’s most distinguished writers including Chinua Achebe, Kamau Brathwaite, Anita and Kiran Desai, […]

Text Book Center Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 winners announced
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Text Book Center Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 winners announced

The winners of the Text Book Center Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 were announced on September 30, 2017 as part of this year’s Nairobi International Book Fair. The Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature a brainchild of the Kenya Publishers Association, established in the early 1970’s, is open to Kenyan writers whose work is published […]

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 […]

Storymoja Festival 2017 set for Nairobi
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Storymoja Festival 2017 set for Nairobi

An epic running of the Storymoja Festival 2017 is set for September 27 – October 1 in Nairobi, Kenya. The festival theme this year is “Black Peace.” The Storymoja Festival, founded by Storymoja Publishers in 2007, is one of the most important literary festivals on the African continent today. It was started with a small […]

Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 shortlists announced
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Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 shortlists announced

The shortlists for this year’s edition of the Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 have been announced. The Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature is a biennial literary award given by the Kenya Publishers’ Association starting in 1974. It is considered the most prestigious literary award in the east African […]

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim for Nairobi in September
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Abubakar Adam Ibrahim for Nairobi in September

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim for Nairobi in September Abubakar Adam Ibrahim will be doing readings at Goethe Institut’s Literary Crossroads and the Storymoja Festival in Nairobi in September 2017. Abubakar Adam Ibrahim. Readers of this blog must be tired that we keep writing about this writer but we can’t help ourselves. The man showed up in […]

Book Launch: Ink & Pixels: The Wild and Wondrous Tales of Kenyan Comics
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Book Launch: Ink & Pixels: The Wild and Wondrous Tales of Kenyan Comics

Event: Exhibition // Q & A session // Book Signing // Live Caricature Opening: 13/09/2017, 6.00 PM Location: Goethe- Institute Auditorium, Maendeleo house, Nairobi Published under the Contact Zone series, the book `Ink & Pixels: The Wild & Wondrous Tale of Kenyan Comics is a culmination of a project initiated by the Goethe-Institut in 2015 […]

Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 shortlists announced
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Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 shortlists announced

The poets and fiction writers in the running for the Nyanza Literary Festival 2017 prizes have been announced. The Nyanza Literary Festival, founded last year by New York based Kenyan writer Jakki Kerubo, was set up to elevate engagement in the arts in Nyanza Province, Kenya, through an annual literary contest and workshops. The festival […]