Biographies Kenya

Philip Ochieng biography The 5th Columnist out soon

Philip Ochieng is a very famous man in Kenya having built his name in the East African country’s journalism circles over a period going back decades. Today younger readers will remember him as the ultimate grammar nazi in the Nation newspaper where he points out errors in copy. Yes grammar nazi’s out there, you can […]

Awards Kenya Kiswahili

1 million shilling Kiswahili literary award is here

Its been a good time for those who write in the Swahili language. First there was the Mabati Cornell Prize for Literature where folks who write in Swahili are eligible to win thousands of dollars in prize. Then came the Tanzania’s Ebrahim Hussein Poetry Prize where one could win some dosh too. The newest prize […]

Transition Zimbabwe

Authors give tributes to late Zimbabwean author and poet Chenjerai Hove

Zimbabwean author, poet and commentator Chenjerai Hove passed on in Stavanger, Norway on Sunday. The author who was born in Mazvihwa in 1956 leaves a wife and six children. Hove and began life as a teacher before working as editor for Mambo Press then onto devoting his life to writing. His works include Masimba Avanhu […]

Festivals Lesotho

Lesotho’s Ba re e ne re Festival 2015 dates announced

The team at the Ba re e ne re Festival, Lesotho premier literary festival, announced the dates for the 2015 edition on Friday. The festival will be hosted at from 5-6 December in Maseru, the capital of the mountain kingdom. Ba re e ne re which means “they say it happened that…” in Basotho was […]