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Author’s buffet 2.0 set for Nairobi

The first Author’s buffet in Nairobi was well received after 15 authors showcased their books and met fans. That event had a whole bunch of Kenyan writers including Binyavanga Wainaina, John Sibi-Okumu, Jennifer Karina, Ng’ang’a Mbugua and Muthoni Likimani. There were a bunch of other’s too. From the success of the first one a new […]

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Dr Paula Kahumbu and Motown for the Storymoja Hay festival

The biggest story where the literature business is concerned is the Storymoja Hay Festival happening in September. It has emerged today that Dr Paula Kahumbu is the Storymoja Hay Festival Director. The Kenyan born and bred lady is famous for her wildlife conservation garnering her accolades from across the globe. I’m not really sure what […]

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Teju Cole for Storymoja Hay Festival 2013

The Storymoja Hay festival has hosted many distinguished writers including Ben Okri the famous Nigerian author, Giles Foden of the I wrote The Last King of Scotland fame among many others. The 2013 edition of the festival will be happening in September and is set to rock the national museum of Kenya. One of the […]

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Dr Julius King’etich book on KWS coming soon

Dr Julius King’etich is currently the chief operating officer of the Equity Bank the biggest bank in Kenya by customer base. He has also stints at as a professor in the University of Nairobi as well as at the Kenya Investment body. It is however his stint at the Kenya Wildlife Services that he will […]

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Banker Martin Oduor-Otieno’s biography now on kindle

We have all heard of Martin Oduor-Otieno on these East African shores especially if you are interested in big business and specifically in banking. He came to national prominence when he was ‘plucked” from Barclay’s Bank to be in the “dream team” of technocrats who worked with the then Secretary to the cabinet Richard Leakey […]

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Nigeria’s Chimamanda Adichie wins Heartland prize

This Chimamanda. Nigeria’s sweetheart writer Chimamanda Adichie has been doing what she does yet again; winning awards for her novels. The latest of her awards is the 2013 Heartland Prize. This annual prize, an initiative of the Chicago Tribune, was created in 1988 and sees authors awarded in two categories: Fiction and Non-Fiction. These prizes […]

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Kinyanjui Kombani’s The Last villains of Molo – A review

Book: The last Villains of Molo Author: Kinyanjui Kombani Publisher: Longhorn Publishers Number of pages: 211 Reading about people going through pain is one of the less pleasant parts of the literature experience. Seeing a person’s trials and tribulations can be very disturbing as the good writer will describe the actions that happen and leave […]

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Migritude takes over as Nigerian wins Caine Prize 2013

Migritude was first coined by Kenya Poet and human rights activist Shailja Patel. The concept involves people who leave one space to another for whatever reason be it political, economical or otherwise. The concept has been seen of late quite a bit in literature of people from this continent with both Chimamanda Adichie (Americah) and […]