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Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2013

The “master of the contemporary short story” Alice Munro is the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2013. She is the 2009 winner of the Man Booker International Prize for her lifetime body of work, she is also a three-time winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Award for fiction. African writers have been known for […]

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Commonwealth Writers Prize 2014: Hurry hurry while stocks last

The Commonwealth Writers Prize 2014 is open for business! Apologies for the yelling and everything. The thing is that I was looking online when I stumbled on this one and was quite happy. The prize opened on 1st October and will be open until 30th November. So what is the Commonwealth Writers prize. Its a […]

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Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature Winners 2013

The Jomo Kenyatta Literature Prize happened in Nairobi on Saturday evening at the Intercontinental Hotel. This is one of the most respected awards in the country. They started in 1974 then took a break and restarted in 1990 and are sponsored by Text Book Centre. Prizes are given for three categories – Adult, Youth and […]

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Authors Buffet 2.0 rocks Nairobi

25 men and women were on hand last Friday for second edition of the Authors Buffet where authors get an opportunity to bond with their fans and vice versa. The event happened at the Sarit Centre at the sidelines of the Nairobi International Book Fair which was brilliant. Brilliant as the with the fair happening […]

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Kenyan libraries to be awarded at Maktaba Awards

 We don’t have too many libraries in Kenya. In fact at a speech that was given to us by the Storymoja Hay festival boss Muthoni Garland boss over the weekend only 2% of Kenyan schools have a library on site. This is why we need more of them to ensure that more Kenyans have access […]