Pumla Dineo Gqola and Nkosinathi Sithole win Sunday Times Literary Awards 2016
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Pumla Dineo Gqola and Nkosinathi Sithole win Sunday Times Literary Awards 2016

Pumla Dineo Gqola and Nkosinathi Sithole are the winners of the Sunday Times Literary Awards 2015 in a ceremony in Sandton, Johannesburg South Africa on 25th June 2016. They each go home with R100,000. Gqola a professor of African Literature at Wits University won the nonfiction category known as the Alan Paton Award for her […]

Nicholas Githuku launches new book Mau Mau Crucible
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Nicholas Githuku launches new book Mau Mau Crucible

Kenyan historian Nicholas Githuku launched his new book Mau Mau Crucible: Statehood, National Identity, and Politics of Post Colonial Kenya at the Goethe Institut, Nairobi on 23rd June 2016. Nicholas Githuku is a Kenyan academic who is based in the USA and has had stints at various universities like West Virginia University and York College […]

Fiston Mwanza Mujila and Penny Busetto dazzle at Etisalat Prize 2015 Nairobi tour
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Fiston Mwanza Mujila and Penny Busetto dazzle at Etisalat Prize 2015 Nairobi tour

Etisalat Prize 2015 winner Fiston Mwanza Mujila and shortlistee Penny Busetto dazzled as they featured at a variety of Nairobi spaces Etisalat Prize 2015 Nairobi tour. They included Daystar and Nairobi Universities, the Goethe Institute and the party on Saturday at Pawa 254. One of the coolest of the events was at the Goethe Institut, […]

Text Book Centre Book Club makes its debut #tbcbookclub
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Text Book Centre Book Club makes its debut #tbcbookclub

The Text Book Centre Book Club made its debut at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi on Saturday June 11th, 2016. Full disclosure: The person writing this blog is an interested party and he was the moderator for the event. It may contain extremely positive reviews. The Text Book Centre which was founded in 1964 […]

A lackluster Machakos regional bookfair 2016
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A lackluster Machakos regional bookfair 2016

The Machakos regional bookfair 2016 was hosted at the basketball court of the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on 8-11th June 2016. While it was a great opportunity for publishers to get some sales in, the crowds from Machakos County didn’t seem convinced. Every year for the last nineteen years, the Kenya Publishers Association has hosted […]

Storymoja Festival 2016 for Ghana this year; not Kenya
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Storymoja Festival 2016 for Ghana this year; not Kenya

The popular Storymoja Festival 2016 will not be hosted in Nairobi, Kenya this year. The event will be happening in Accra, Ghana from 21-25 September instead. The Storymoja Festival started as an event of friends and family in 2007 and grew into a cannot-ignore-festival on the African scene. As one who had observed the growth […]

Etisalat Prize 2015 tour: winner and shortlistees invade Nairobi
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Etisalat Prize 2015 tour: winner and shortlistees invade Nairobi

Etisalat Prize 2015 tour: The Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 is set to hold a series of literary events in Nairobi from Wednesday, June 15th – Saturday, June 18th 2016. The event will be aimed at celebrating the shortlisted writers and winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature. The Etisalat Prize for Literature is […]