Awards Festivals Kenya

African Writers Awards 2019 shortlists unveiled.

The shortlists for the African Writers Awards 2019 were unveiled today Monday, August 26, 2019. The African Writers Conference brings together writers of African descent to a common platform on the advancement of the collective interests of African writers. The first edition of the African Writers Development Trust event was hosted in Abuja, Nigeria in […]

Events Kenya

An evening with Panashe Chigumadzi in Nairobi.

Nairobi residents engaged Zimbabwean-South African novelist and essayist Panashe Chigumadzi at the Columbia Global Centre on Monday, August 19, 2019. The evening was conducted by Nanjala Nyabola. Panashe Chigumadzi is the writer of Sweet Medicine about Tsitsi who has to survive in the harsh world of mid-noughties Harare, Zimbabwe. The novel, that we really rated, […]

Anthologies New Books South Africa

Niq Mhlongo’s “Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu?” out now.

Niq Mhlongo’s first edited anthology Black Tax: Burden or Ubuntu?, published by Jonathan Ball, already available in the South African market, has an official publishing date of September 10, 2019. Niq Mhlongo, who emerged with his debut novel Dog Eat Dog about the life of a campus student in a South Africa that was just […]

Kenya Launches Theatre

Vincent R. Ogoti launches “A Shadow In The Sun” in Nairobi.

Vincent R Ogoti launched his debut play A Shadow In The Sun at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi on August 16, 2019. On August 9, a new play A Shadow in the Sun, co-directed by Vincent R. Ogoti and Kevin M. Mosigisi played at the University of Nairobi Traveling Theatre. The play which […]