In the African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 2 and 3 we give you the audio of Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s keynote address and eulogise Zimbabwe…View More African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episodes 2 and 3
Leye Adenle and Mukoma Wa Ngugi are the judges for a new anthology by Nigerian literary blog Syncity NG. Syncity NG founded by Mystique Syn…View More Leye Adenle, Mukoma Wa Ngugi to judge Nigeria’s Syncity NG anthology. (Nigeria only)
Author, poet, and scholar Mukoma Wa Ngugi gave a keynote address on the complicated relationship between Africans and African Americans. The keynote was given at…View More Mukoma Wa Ngugi gives keynote address on Africans and African Americans
Artists for Goethe-Institut Kenya’s Artistic Encounters 2019 have been announced by series creator and curator Zukiswa Wanner. In 2017, the Goethe-Institut introduced Kenyan audiences to…View More Goethe-Institut Kenya’s Artistic Encounters 2019 artists announced.
The French language translation of Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s Black Star Nairobi is almost here. Many readers of this blog are familiar with the writing of…View More Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s “Black Star Nairobi” French language edition imminent.
Writers from across the African continent converged on Berlin for the first African Book Festival with Chris Abani as the headliner on April 26-28, 2018.…View More African writers converge for Berlin’s first African Book Festival.
Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Namwali Serpell, Ainehi Edoro-Glines and Mulenga Kapwepwe are the judges of the Kalemba Short Story Prize 2018. In October last year we…View More Meet the judges for the Kalemba Short Story Prize 2018
Sunday was the final day of the Writivism Festival 2015. The day when we would be knowing the winner of this year’s Short Story Prize…View More Writivism Festival 2015 Day 5: Languages, Afrikology and a sex panel
*Jeff Koinange voice* What a day! What a series of master classes! What a panel! What a speech by the one and only TSISTI DANGAREMBGA!…View More Writivism Day 1: Master Classes, Panel, Tsitsi and Rolex
The hype towards the Writivism Festival 2015 happening in Kampala, Uganda has been intense with good reason. We love the idea of activism to get…View More The Writivism Festival 2015 is here! (Day one is coming)
Ngugi Wa Thiong’o gave a lecture at the Kenyatta University last Wednesday afternoon to a very large audience of students, faculty and groupies. As you…View More Ngugi Wa Thiong’o lectures at the Kenyatta University
The short list for the Writivism Short Story Competition 2015 has been announced by Chika Unigwe the chair of the judging panel. She was helped…View More The Writivism Short Story Prize Shortlist 2015 out
The long list for the 2015 Writivism Short Story Prize, selected from a record 277 entries, was announced last Friday afternoon. The panel of judges…View More The Writivism Short Story Prize 2015 Longlist
The Neustadt International Prize for Literature are international bimonthly awards sponsored by the University of Oklahoma and World Literature Today,. It is a first literary…View More Mukoma Wa Ngugi on Neustadt International Prize for Literature 2016 jury
Weep Not Child, the debut novel of celebrated Kenyan writer Ngugi Wa Thiong’o published in 1964, was the first book published by a Kenyan African.…View More Ngugi Wa Thiong’o clan to celebrate 50 years of Weep Not Child