I came back home in September 2001 two weeks after Osama Bin Laden decided that bombing East Africa wasn’t getting him the attention he as…View More A review of Sihle Khumalo’s “Dark Continent My Black Arse”
t was an evening to remember at the Book Cafe in Harare last night as Zambian born South African/Zimbabwean author Zukiswa Wanner launched two of…View More Zukiswa Wanner launches books in Harare, Zimbabwe
This Thursday was a special day as I had a beer with author and Cornell University professor Mukoma Wa Ngugi. Cornell Professor Mukoma Wa Ngugi…View More A drink with Mukoma Wa Ngugi
OK folks. Lets try something new today. Like learn what the folks who were compiling an anthology that I am currently reading called Behind The…View More Guest blog: Lessons for writers from an anthology compilation project
Its been a good time for some in the writing business. Ng’ang’a Mbugua recently won the Wahome Mutahi Literature award for his excellent Different Colours…View More Storymoja 2012 guest writer Dinaw Mengestu wins ‘Genius grant’
Yesterday saw me visiting the Nairobi International book fair in Nairobi and I have to say that I had pretty decent time. You can still…View More A visit to the ongoing Nairobi International Book Fair
The Kenya Defence Forces aka the KDF were deployed in October 2011 on Kenya’s first offensive motion as an independent nation. They went to Somalia…View More Robert Ndwiga’s Terrorists of Jubaland
Like the night turns into day and day back into day another Storymoja Hay festival was upon us. This year the venue had moved to…View More Another year, another Storymoja Hay Festival.
I woke up this morning to the news that Barbara Kimenye the author of the the Moses Series of children’s books is dead. Very sad.…View More Barbara Kimenye’s passing is just sad
The Paralympic games ended in London last Sunday and the victorious team has already come home even meeting the British envoy at his house in…View More The Paralympics and the Henry Wanyoike biography
The Storymoja Hay Festival is back. The event is set to hit Nairobi on 13-16th September at the National Museum of Kenya. I first attended…View More The Return of the Storymoja Hay Festival
One of the loudest noises in the last few months is a campaign by a dude called Zachary Muturi Kimotho who was on a quest…View More Sihle Khumalo’s Heart of Africa (How Zack could have made it to South Africa)
A look at “Changing Kenya’s Literary Landscape” a paper by Alexander Nderitu who I met when I went to visit ailing author Marjorie Oludhe-Macgoye. When…View More Alexander Nderitu’s guide for Kenyan writers.
Where authors meet at Marjorie Oludhe-Macgoyes home in Ngara and talk books. One of the best movies I have watched in my life was Finding…View More Talking books at Marjorie Oludhe-Macgoye’s Ngara home
After the terrifying experience I had to go through in Seychelles I had to be sure about these South African writers. Can they all…View More Five things I learnt from “Happiness is a four letter word”