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A drink with Mukoma Wa Ngugi

This Thursday was a special day as I had a beer with author and Cornell University professor Mukoma Wa Ngugi. Cornell Professor Mukoma Wa Ngugi was in town recently to do a literary workshop for people in the arts and literary journalism trade. The event was facilitated by the Kenyan Chapter of the African Arts […]

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Rich Dad is now bankrupt dad

We love motivational books in Kenya don’t we? If there is one genre of books we snap up like crazy it is the one that tell you how to be a multimillionaire. Not billionaire mind you as thats an income bracket that many cant seem to wrap their minds around. We love Anthony Robbins. And […]

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Robert Ndwiga’s Terrorists of Jubaland

The Kenya Defence Forces aka the KDF were deployed in October 2011 on Kenya’s first offensive motion as an independent nation. They went to Somalia to fight the Al Shabaab terror movement who had taken over huge swathes of that nation and were using it as a base to do their evil deeds. Deeds that […]

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Another year, another Storymoja Hay Festival.

Like the night turns into day and day back into day another Storymoja Hay festival was upon us. This year the venue had moved to the National Museum at the Museum Hill. Awesomeness. The Storymoja Hay Festival just seems to be getting better by the year. This years edition started on the Thursday at the […]

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Barbara Kimenye’s passing is just sad

I woke up this morning to the news that Barbara Kimenye the author of the the Moses Series of children’s books is dead. Very sad. There is hope for children’s literature still though. The Guardian yesterday reported that Barbara Kimenye passed on at the age of 82. It doesn’t stated how the grand dame of […]

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The Return of the Storymoja Hay Festival

The Storymoja Hay Festival is back. The event is set to hit Nairobi on 13-16th September at the National Museum of Kenya. I first attended the festival in 2009 when it was but a thing at the Impala grounds. During those ages when dinosaurs roamed the earth and the phones of choice were Blackberry (smart) […]