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Storymoja Hay Festival 2014 dates out

The Storymoja Hay Festival 2014 dates are out. The festival now in its sixth year will be hosted at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi from 17th – 21st September. The Storymoja is one of the fastest growing literary festivals in Africa. From its humble beginnings in 2009 when the organisers started an event […]

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 […]