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Zukiswa Wanner launches books in Harare, Zimbabwe

t was an evening to remember at the Book Cafe in Harare last night as Zambian born South African/Zimbabwean author Zukiswa Wanner launched two of her books in the Zimbabwean capital. The books in question are her first book The Madams (2006) and her most recent book Men of The South (2010). It was homecoming […]

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A drink with Mukoma Wa Ngugi

This Thursday was a special day as I had a beer with author and Cornell University professor Mukoma Wa Ngugi. Cornell Professor Mukoma Wa Ngugi was in town recently to do a literary workshop for people in the arts and literary journalism trade. The event was facilitated by the Kenyan Chapter of the African Arts […]

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Rich Dad is now bankrupt dad

We love motivational books in Kenya don’t we? If there is one genre of books we snap up like crazy it is the one that tell you how to be a multimillionaire. Not billionaire mind you as thats an income bracket that many cant seem to wrap their minds around. We love Anthony Robbins. And […]

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Robert Ndwiga’s Terrorists of Jubaland

The Kenya Defence Forces aka the KDF were deployed in October 2011 on Kenya’s first offensive motion as an independent nation. They went to Somalia to fight the Al Shabaab terror movement who had taken over huge swathes of that nation and were using it as a base to do their evil deeds. Deeds that […]

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Another year, another Storymoja Hay Festival.

Like the night turns into day and day back into day another Storymoja Hay festival was upon us. This year the venue had moved to the National Museum at the Museum Hill. Awesomeness. The Storymoja Hay Festival just seems to be getting better by the year. This years edition started on the Thursday at the […]

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Barbara Kimenye’s passing is just sad

I woke up this morning to the news that Barbara Kimenye the author of the the Moses Series of children’s books is dead. Very sad. There is hope for children’s literature still though. The Guardian yesterday reported that Barbara Kimenye passed on at the age of 82. It doesn’t stated how the grand dame of […]