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Its Caine Prize Night: Best of luck to all the nominees

The winner of the Caine Prize will be announced tonight as part of the series of events called “Africa Writes” in its third year to celebrate African writing in London, UK. The nominees are Kenyans Okwiri Oduor and Billy Kahora the highest for us in East Africa. Also in the list are South African Diane […]

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2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature Judging Panel out

The Etisalat Prize for African literature has announced a new panel judges for 2014. With last year’s former judge Sarah Ladipo Manyika remaining as Chair for continuity she is joined by Alain Mabanckou, Jamal Mahjoub and Tsitsi Dangarembga. We knew Sarah Ladipo as one of the judges for the previous edition of the inaugural judging […]

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Kinyajui Kombani’s coffee gig (and John Sibi-Okumu chat)

Kinyanjui Kombani is a Kenyan writer who has been at the forefront of the literature advocacy route with events like The Authors Buffer and the Daystar Creatives Academy. His books include Den of Iniquities and The Last Villains of Molo. The author who has been doing a commendable job teaching his experiences to the next […]

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The Text Book Centre now at the Thika Road Mall

The first Text Book Centre (TBC) bookshop opened in 1963 on Nairobi’s Kijabe Street. Since then it has grown to become chain of retail sellers of text books, stationery and other learning materials with has six branches in Nairobi and a branch in Kakamega. This weekend the 5-6 July the new TBC at Text Book […]