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JamesMurua.com stats disabuse Ben Okri assertions

So this is my first blog of the new year after a self imposed break to chill out and recharge my batteries. While I was drinking and eating excessively in different parts of Nairobi, it seems like the biggest story out there came from the fallout from Ben Okri’s A mental tyranny is keeping black […]

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Taiye Selasi to judge revolutionary new reality show

The Italians have a new reality show called The Masterpiece. The show is a play on the shows that we are all familiar with like Big Brother. In this version of the show, aspiring authors vie at literary challenges until one contestant wins a major book deal. The new show has three judges, one of […]

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Sudan’s Hammour Ziada gets Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2014

Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature and is regarded as one of the first contemporary writers of Arabic literature. He published 34 novels, over 350 short stories, dozens of movie scripts, and five plays over a 70-year career. Since 1996 the American University in Cairo (AUC) Press the Nobel laureates publisher […]

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Africa’s Largest Authors Association holds annual Convention

Author Richard Ali gives us a run down of the Association of Nigerian Authors convention that ended last weekend. Africa’s largest national authors Association, the Association of Nigerian Authors, concluded its 33rd Convention on Saturday 13th December 2014. The annual three-day write-fest was held at the historical city of Ibadan in southwestern Nigeria, formerly Africa’s […]

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A review of Tendai Huchu’s The Hairdresser of Harare

Book: The Hairdresser of Harare Author: Tendai Huchu Publisher: Freight Books/Weavers Press Zimbabwe Year of publication: 2013/2010 Number of pages: 236 Genre: Fiction Tendai Huchu’s debut novel The Hairdresser of Harare is the story of two main characters; Vimbai and Dumisani. Vimbai is the star hairdresser at the Khumalo Hair and Beauty Treatment Salon in […]