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Okwiri Oduor wins Short Story Day Africa Prize

You know we love the short story in Kenya right?I have a feeling that vibe was started when Binyavanga Wainaina won that prize all those years ago. This was followed by Yvonne Adhiambo Owour for that terrific Weight of Whispers the year after that.With Muthoni Garland, Parsalelo Kantai and Billy Kahora going down the same […]

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Story about gay issues wins Writivism competition

The other weekend I was in Kampala for the Writivism Festival 2013. This is a new initiative based in the Ugandan city to “connect literature to reality.” In English it is for the purpose of nurturing young writers and giving them a platform to shine. The brains behind the whole thing is Makerere University professor […]

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Check Angela Makholwa’s new website

A website for a writer is a very important tool as it is the one stop shop for the people who want to engage with the author. If done well it can be a very valuable marketing tool for one’s books. With this in mind South African author Angela Makholwa has joined the club of […]

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Angela Makholwa third book Black Widow Society out

I have read only one of South African writer Angela Makholwa‘s books; The 30th Candle which is the second of the lot. The book was trauma inducing as it led to me missing a large chunk of the Seychelles Carnival. It was that good. The latest book from the author has been in the market […]

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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 […]