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Ng’ang’a Mbugua book Different Colours for Daystar University course

Nganga Mbugua is a Kenyan publisher with his Big Books and the author of several titles including This Land is Our Land, Terrorists of the Aberdare and Different colours. For his efforts he won the Wahome Mutahi’s Literary prize for Terrorists in 2010 and Different Colours in 2012. The writer has been pleasantly surprised this […]

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Lauren Beukes, Novuyo Tshuma win South African Awards

South African Lauren Beukes and Zimbabwean Novuyo Tshuma have been collecting awards today. Beukes won the 2013/2014 University of Johannesburg Prizes going home with 75,000 South African Rands. On her part Tshuma won the Herman Charles Bosman Prize for the best literary work in English at the Media24 literary awards. Lauren Beukes won for her […]

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A review of Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s Killing Sahara

Book: Killing Sahara Author: Mukoma Wa Ngugi Publisher: Kwela Books Year of publication: 2013 Number of pages: 229 Genre: Crime fiction We have met Ishmael Fofona the African American detective in African literature before. He was introduced to us by Mukoma Wa Ngugi when he wrote his first major book Nairobi Heat which came out […]

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The 2014 Writivism Short Story Prize shortlist is here

The shortlisted stories in the running to win the Writivism Short Story Prize 2014 are out. They were selected by team of five judges chaired by Ellen Banda-Aaku as well as Zukiswa Wanner, Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, Emmanuel Sigauke and Glaydah Namukasa. The stories are; Devils   – Wise Nzikie Ngasa – Cameroon Lunatic – Saaleha Bhamjee […]