The Nigeria Prize for Literature 2018 longlist was announced on July 26, 2018. Those in the running for the prize this year are Chidubem Iweka,…
Book: The last Villains of Molo Author: Kinyanjui Kombani Publisher: Longhorn Publishers Number of pages: 211 Reading about people going through pain is one of…View More Kinyanjui Kombani’s The Last villains of Molo – A review
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One of the most innovative publishers in Kenya has to be the Storymoja Publishing left by Muthoni Garland. They have the most output fiction wise…View More Storymoja Publishers join social media site Pinterest
We have a winner. The winner of the inaugural Kwani? Manuscript Prize is Ugandan Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi for her novel The Kintu Saga. The writer…View More Uganda’s Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi wins Kwani? Manuscript Prize
We are all looking to market out books and one of the best ways to do this is using exerpts is the Alexander Nderitu. Here…View More Excerpt from Alexander Nderitu’s book Kiss, Commander, Promise
Kenyan writer Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor entered the literacy scene with a blaze of glory in 2003 as she won the Caine Prize for African writing.…View More Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s book for January 2014 release
The Kenyan literature scene is a very fluid concept. Promises so much but delivery is much lower than the hype. We are always for the…View More Short story writer Temo Buliro enters the Kenyan literature fray
Do you fancy that you can write science fiction that would amaze the world and don’t want to worry about competing with Hollywood types? The…View More Fancy yourself a science fiction writer? Here’s one for you.
Just after being appointed the chair of the new Etisalat Prize for African writing Wits University professor Pumla Gqola’s latest book A renegade called Simphiwe…View More Pumla Gqola book A Rebel Called Simphiwe now in stores
That Eric Wainaina place that used to be called Kifaru Gardens and is now called Elephant House was where all the roads led to on…View More Writers make it a memorable Sunday Salon
The fifth annual Golden Baobab Prize, a literary award that invites entries of unpublished African-inspired stories written for young audiences below the age of twelve…View More Golden Baobab Prize for Children’s Literature 2013
The Kwani Trust was started a over decade ago to ensure that literature from this part of the world grew. Their latest attempt at this…View More Two Kenyans on announced Kwani Manuscript prize short list
The Sunday Salon was a really great event that debuted a few years ago and was the brain child of our old friends from the…View More The British are coming! (Granta young novelists in town)
Today is the Day of the African Child. For those not in the know this is the day in 1976 when a bunch of kids…View More Anyone for a literal Day of the African Child?
Last year, I visited one of the most beautiful wildlife destinations on the planet; The Maasai Mara. At that place I was a guest at…View More The Olare Mara Kempinski library; opportunities abound.