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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 […]

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The Sunday Salon with Noviolet, Jennings and Yewande

The Sunday Salon. It came to us in 2008 as a new space Nairobians could enjoy listening to literature apart from the Kwani Open Mic which had become a bit crazy with the drinking in that gig going into the wee hours of the next morning. In that year, we had writers like Muthoni Garland, […]

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Nadifa Mohamed, Noviolet Bulawayo awarded by UK Society of Authors

The UK based Society of Authors this past Thursday announced its annual list of its membership to get part of their annual cash awards totalling UK£82,300 this year with some of our favourite authors landing on it. They include Nadifa Mohamed, Noviolet Bulawayo and Michela Wrong. Nadifa Mohamed is one of three winners of The […]

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A smashing Writivism 2014

The last week saw one of the biggest gatherings of African writers on this continent of ours for a long while as the Writivism Festival 2014 rolled into Kampala, Uganda. There were also writing master classes, panels, speeches and all variety of talks from Ellen Banda-Aaku, Samuel Kolawole, Zukiswa Wanner, literary agent David Godwin, Ella […]

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Miles Morland Foundation 2014 scholarships open

Remember a few months ago when Doreen Baingana, Percy Zvomuya and Tony Mochama won a writing scholarship few of us had heard about from the Miles Moreland Foundation? Well you’ll be please to know that the scholarship in question by the Miles Morland Foundation has opened it writers for this year’s edition. The Miles Morland […]