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Nigeria’s Chimamanda Adichie wins Heartland prize

This Chimamanda. Nigeria’s sweetheart writer Chimamanda Adichie has been doing what she does yet again; winning awards for her novels. The latest of her awards is the 2013 Heartland Prize. This annual prize, an initiative of the Chicago Tribune, was created in 1988 and sees authors awarded in two categories: Fiction and Non-Fiction. These prizes […]

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Kinyanjui Kombani’s The Last villains of Molo – A review

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 the less pleasant parts of the literature experience. Seeing a person’s trials and tribulations can be very disturbing as the good writer will describe the actions that happen and leave […]

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Migritude takes over as Nigerian wins Caine Prize 2013

Migritude was first coined by Kenya Poet and human rights activist Shailja Patel. The concept involves people who leave one space to another for whatever reason be it political, economical or otherwise. The concept has been seen of late quite a bit in literature of people from this continent with both Chimamanda Adichie (Americah) and […]

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Excerpt from Alexander Nderitu’s book Kiss, Commander, Promise

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 it is verbatim; An Excerpt from ‘KISS, COMMANDER, PROMISE’, Full e-book available at www.AlexanderNderitu.com/buy for only Kshs 150/= This is Georgeanne’s kind of town. She’s an urbanite. She loves high-profile […]

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Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s book for January 2014 release

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. It was for Weight of Whispers  a haunting tale of a Rwandan man who was in the upper class of that society who finds himself in Kenya just as the […]

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Fancy yourself a science fiction writer? Here’s one for you.

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 try AfroSF: Science Fiction by African Writers. This was the first ever anthology of Science Fiction by African writers only that was open to submissions from across Africa and abroad. […]