The Jomo Kenyatta Literature Prize will be awarding Kshs600,000 for the winner in 2015 if sources are to be believed. With the Burt Award 2014 and the Wahome Mutahi Prize
South African writer and PEN SA President Margie Orford has been elected to the international board of PEN International. She follows the South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer who was
Jalada’s Afrofuture anthology: Jalada Africa has announced that their newest anthology with the “Afrofuture” theme will be unleashed on an unsuspecting public on January 2015. They have given a sneak
Somali author Diriye Osman has become the first African to win the Polari First Book Prize for his collection of short stories entitled Fairytales for Lost Children. So who is
Dr Ali Mazrui is dead. The good doctor who had been unwell died in the US earlier today and shall be flow back home to be buried in his beloved
So much happening in the new week in the literature world on this rock. Today however I will focus on two gigs happening for all you literature buffs in Kisumu.
French author Patrick Mondiano is the author of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature for 2014. We specialise in African literature here at JamesMurua.com and we were pining for our
Sam Ukala with hi book IREDI WAR is the winner of the 2014 Nigeria Literature Prize. After many weeks of build up of the richest prize in African literature, US$100,000
Cameroon writer Imbolo Mbue has signed a seven figure dollar deal for her new book The Longings of Jende Jonga with publisher Random House taking its North American rights at
Elizabeth Kabui is the winner of the grand prize in the Burt Awards for African Literature for 2014 for her book Wa Nyakeeru My Father published by Longhorn Publishers. For
Ethiopian born writer Dinaw Mengestu is in the running for this years Kirkus Prize as his book All Our Names was among the finalists for its first annual book prizes.
A few months ago I mentioned that Sierra Leone writer Aminatta Forna was one of the recipients of this years Windham Campbell Prize. The prize comes with a handy US$150,000
As mentioned earlier the Open Book Festival happened in mid September. The folks at the festival have been kind enough to send me a few images to show you the
Book: Different Colours Author: Ng’ang’a Mbugua Publisher: Big Books Publication date: 2011 Number of pages: 260 Genre: Fiction With the Nairobi International Book Fair in town then its only fair
This year’s library of the year awards popularly known as the Maktaba Awards happened at the Leakey Auditorium, National Museum alongside the Storymoja Festival that was happening at the same