Outted in East Africa: A review of Invisible by Kevin Mwachiro
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Outted in East Africa: A review of Invisible by Kevin Mwachiro

Book: Invisible Author: Kevin Mwachiro Publisher: Native Intelligence and Goethe Institut Nairobi Number of pages: 111 Year of publication: 2013 In which I review Invisible by Kenyan writer Kevin Mwachiro which gives tales from Kenya’s queer community.   Our friendly neighbour President Yoweri Museveni this week signed a new bill making homosexuality a criminal offence […]

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No more M-Net Literary Awards

So on Sunday we were all excited at the introduction of the newest literary star but its not been all good news on front as the MNET literary awards are no more. The awards started in 1991 as The M-Net Book Prize and went on to become one of South Africa’s most prestigious literary honours. […]

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Noviolet Bulawayo takes home Etisalat Prize 2014

Zimbabwean writer Noviolet Bulawayo is the winner of the inaugural Etisalat Prize for Africa Literature in a ceremony in Lagos, Nigeria last night. This has been a long journey to recognize the best African writer on the African continent in the last one year. The process had gone through a rigorous process starting with a […]

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Kampala International Book Fair 2014 in March

The Kampala International Book Fair 2014 is set to happen in Kampala, Uganda on 12-15th March. The fair will see many heads of renowned publishing houses, agents, sales personnel, foreign rights representatives, editors and authors participate. Basically anyone involved with books. If you are in Kampala at the time you will access several things including […]

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A review of Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor novel Dust

Book: Dust Author: Yvonne Adhiambo Owour Publisher: Kwani Trust Publication year: 2013 Number of pages: 385   Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor‘s book Dust came out last year when Kwani? Turned 10. It was slightly (OK really really) overshadowed when Nairobi went gaga over larger than life guest Chimamanda Adichie (check out her new story Why can’t […]