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Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature Winners 2013

The Jomo Kenyatta Literature Prize happened in Nairobi on Saturday evening at the Intercontinental Hotel. This is one of the most respected awards in the country. They started in 1974 then took a break and restarted in 1990 and are sponsored by Text Book Centre. Prizes are given for three categories – Adult, Youth and […]

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Authors Buffet 2.0 rocks Nairobi

25 men and women were on hand last Friday for second edition of the Authors Buffet where authors get an opportunity to bond with their fans and vice versa. The event happened at the Sarit Centre at the sidelines of the Nairobi International Book Fair which was brilliant. Brilliant as the with the fair happening […]

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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 […]

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South African wins PEN International’s inaugural New Voices Award

Pen International is an association of writers, founded in London to promote friendship and intellectual co-operation among writers everywhere. The organisation has chapters in over 100 countries including Kenya which is run by a team of guys led by Khainga O’Okwemba. This year the organisation introduced a new prize they called the New Voices Award […]

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Noviolet Bulawayo on Man Booker Prize shortlist

The Man Booker Prize is one of the biggest in the literary business with winner going home with £50,000. That’s UK pounds. Launched in 1969, the prize aims to promote the finest in fiction by rewarding the best novel by a citizen of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland. Judges are […]