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African Literary Podcast Episode 14: Kenyan novelist Makena Maganjo (sponsored by Prestige Books)

The African Literary Podcast, sponsored by Nairobi-based Prestige Books, interviews Kenyan novelist Makena Maganjo.

A few weeks ago, Makena Maganjo’s debut novel South B’s finest about life in a Nairobi estate over a few decades launched at the Goethe-Institut. The book has since gotten rave reviews from a writer very few had heard about before then. We speak to Makena at a Nairobi restaurant about her new book, how excited she is that the book has resonated with Kenyans and the writers who inspire here like Ayobami Adebayo and Zadie Smith.

We would like to thank Prestige Books for sponsoring this edition of the podcast. Prestige Books is your favourite bookstore for African and other literatures with branches on Mama Ngina Street in the Central Business District and at the Lavington Mall.

You can listen to it here.

You can click here to get it and previous editions of the podcast here.


By James Murua

This blog is run by James Murua a Nairobi, Kenya based lover of books.

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