Cosmos Book Club debuts with Ng’ang’a Mbugua’s Angels of the Wild
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Cosmos Book Club debuts with Ng’ang’a Mbugua’s Angels of the Wild

Event: Cosmos Book Club features Ng’ang’a Mbugua’s Angels of the Wild Date: Saturday November 5th, 2016 Time: Saturday at 14:00–16:00 Venue: Cosmos Coffee House, Highwayy Mall, Mombasa Road (opposite Nyayo Stadium). The Cosmos Coffee House which was started a few months ago at the Highwayy Mall does some of the best food and drink in […]

Jagero Oduor’s Ghost of 1894 launches with bizarre moderation
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Jagero Oduor’s Ghost of 1894 launches with bizarre moderation

Jagero Oduor’s second book Ghosts of 1894 launched at the Goethe Institut in Nairobi on October 19th, 2016. On his panel were University of Nairobi’s Dr Tom Odhiambo and book blogger James Murua with bizarre moderation from Khainga O’Okwemba. Ghosts of 1894 is the sophomore book by Kenyan writer Oduor Jagero and it follows Habineza […]

Novelist Aminatta Forna is Baileys Womens Prize for Literature 2017 judge
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Novelist Aminatta Forna is Baileys Womens Prize for Literature 2017 judge

Novelist Aminatta Forna is a Baileys Prize for Literature 2017 judge. The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction was established to recognise the literary achievement of female writers after the Booker Prize of 1991 failed to shortlist a woman despite 60% of novels published that year being by female authors. The prize that year would go […]

Abantu Book Festival 2016 announces confirmed guests
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Abantu Book Festival 2016 announces confirmed guests

The Abantu Festival 2016 set for 06 – 10 December in Soweto, South Africa have announced some of their guests and the lineup is epic. The Abantu Book Festival with Thando Mgqolozana as director and Panashe Chigumadzi as curator is organised under the theme, Our Stories. The new festival celebrates African stories through written and […]

The Single Story Foundation launches two publications
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The Single Story Foundation launches two publications

The Single Story Foundation has launched two publications as well as appointed five new members to its board. The Single Story Foundation founded by Murewa Olubela is an organization that provides storytelling opportunities for Africans at home and in diaspora. The organisation gives you opportunities in literature as well as giving a screenwriting academy. The […]

Bookhub.ng tweets out top 10 literary websites
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Bookhub.ng tweets out top 10 literary websites

Nigerian website Bookhub.ng have tweeted out the top 10 literary websites you should visit for submissions and literary news. Bookhub.ng was introduced to some of us last year at Ake Festival when their staffers were handing out flyers about their new project. The website with the tagline “Read. Review. Lounge.” saw itself the Nigeria version […]