Events Kenya

Scenes from Shailja Patel’s Unsilence! Public lecture

Shailja Patel is one of Kenya’s more respected poets both of the reading and performance version as well as a human rights activist. The US based artist is also highly respect for her work Migritude a 90-minute spoken-word theatre show. It uses her trousseau of saris, passed down by her mother, to unfold hidden histories […]


Caine Prize 2013 short list named; Nope, no Kenyans

The Caine Prize for African writing was announced yesterday and the list was quite surprising to say the very least; four Nigerians and 1 Sierra Leonian. No other nationality was named in what many consider one of Africa’s leading writing prizes. Kenyans have a pretty cool relationship with two Binyavanga Wainaina and Yvonne Owuor winning […]

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A buffet of Kenyan authors at the Junction Mall

If you are following the literature space from out of Nairobi you would probably believe that the only people who have written books in Kenya are Ngugi Wa Thiong’o and Binyavanga Wainaina. The truth is that there are many people who have written books in Kenya with less exotic names and the chances to see […]

Book Reviews Fiction South Africa

Niq Mhlongo’s Way Back Home; Very nice

One of my favourite movies is Quentin Tarantino offering From Dusk Till Dawn. The 1997 movie with a starring cast including George Clooney and Salma Hayek begins as a sort of prison break type movie. The movie begins with George Clooney and Tarantino as criminals who escape into Mexico taking hostages along the way. They […]