Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s The Dragonfly Sea will be available for purchase on March 12, 2019. This will be the second book from the Kenyan writer…View More Exclusive: Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s “The Dragonfly Sea” for March 2019.
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.
The University of Iowa has announced the next group of participants in the 2017 edition of its legendary writing residency. The University of Iowa International…View More Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Panashe Chigumadzi for University of Iowa Writing Residency
We need to see these five kickass African novels beloved by many become movies we can all watch at the movies. Those who attended the…View More Five kickass African novels that need to be made into movies
Kenya’s top rapper Frasha is looking at supporting young minds by finding sustainable ways to build capacity for a Mathare based kids library under his…View More Kenyan rap star Frasha to help expand library in Nairobi
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor teased her new book The Dragonfly Sea at the endnote address of an Oeuvre in her honour at the African Leadership Centre…View More Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor teases The Dragonfly Sea at her Oeuvre
The Goethe in Nairobi has been hosting a series of events titled “Displacement & Refuge” where experts and authors speak about the pain of displacement…View More Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor speaks Displacement & Refuge at Goethe Nairobi
Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye was born in Southampton, England and moved to Kenya in 1954 to run the CMS bookshop at Church House in Nairobi. Since…View More Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye takes a final bow
Binyavanga Wainaina. This is a name synonymous with some of the best that has come out of Kenya in the last twenty years. He emerged…View More Rallying for Binyavanga Wainaina #LoveForBinyavanga
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor is the winner of the adult English category of the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for literature 2015 for her book Dust. The writer…View More Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor wins Jomo Kenyatta Prize for literature 2015
It seems like it’s all going down in the African literature calendar in September. Apart from the Open Books and the Storymojas, there are many…View More Third African Women Writers Symposium for Johannesburg
The Kenya Publishers Association has announced its shortlists for this years edition for the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature. The prize, which is handed out…View More Jomo Kenyatta Prize for literature 2015 shortlists announced
The other week I talked about our friends from Jalada and their innovative way they are introducing their new Languages anthology. They are doing thing…View More Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor continues the Jalada Conversations
A few weeks ago I talked about this amazing new opportunity for African creatives from the Oppenheimer fund supported by Financial Times. Oppenheimer for those…View More FT/Oppenheimer Fund Emerging Voices shortlists announced
In February I blogged about these FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Awards where writers, film makers and visual artists would be eligible for cash prizes…View More FT / OppenheimerFunds Emerging Voices Award 2015 long list out