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 them aren’t that many.
Well for those who say that there are no novels in Kenya The Junction Mall on Ngong Road in Nairobi will be the place to be as a battalion of writers invade the mall. Some of the authors who have already seen their work featured on this blog include;
- Muthoni Likimani
- Joseph Ngunjiri
- Binyavanga Wainaina
- Stanely Gazemba
- Nganga Mbugua
The list is exhaustive and it actually includes novelists, motivational writers, “memoirists” (I really that word exists) and more. It includes TV stars past Joyce Mbaya of Apprentice Africa fame and present John Sibi-Okumu of Kiss TV and everyone in between. If you want to meet them; buy their books; take photos with them etc you want to head out to the Junction on Saturday from 11am to 4pm.
In case you are wondering its free but you are encouraged to buy a book.