Just after being appointed the chair of the new Etisalat Prize for African writing Wits University professor Pumla Gqola’s latest book A renegade called Simphiwe…View More Pumla Gqola book A Rebel Called Simphiwe now in stores
That Eric Wainaina place that used to be called Kifaru Gardens and is now called Elephant House was where all the roads led to on…View More Writers make it a memorable Sunday Salon
The fifth annual Golden Baobab Prize, a literary award that invites entries of unpublished African-inspired stories written for young audiences below the age of twelve…View More Golden Baobab Prize for Children’s Literature 2013
The Kwani Trust was started a over decade ago to ensure that literature from this part of the world grew. Their latest attempt at this…View More Two Kenyans on announced Kwani Manuscript prize short list
The Sunday Salon was a really great event that debuted a few years ago and was the brain child of our old friends from the…View More The British are coming! (Granta young novelists in town)
Today is the Day of the African Child. For those not in the know this is the day in 1976 when a bunch of kids…View More Anyone for a literal Day of the African Child?
Last year, I visited one of the most beautiful wildlife destinations on the planet; The Maasai Mara. At that place, I was a guest at…View More The Olare Mara Kempinski library; opportunities abound.
Alrighty folks. Here is another prize for you to try and get your mitts on if you fancy yourself a writer of no mean repute.…View More Introducing the Etisalat Africa prize for literature
It looks like author Lauren Beukes is going all the way as her book The Shining Girls gets signed up by MRC and Leonardo Dicaprio…View More Lauren Beukes book for Leonardo Dicaprio TV production company
Shailja Patel is one of Kenya’s more respected poets both of the reading and performance version as well as a human rights activist. The US…View More Scenes from Shailja Patel’s Unsilence! Public lecture
The Caine Prize for African writing was announced yesterday and the list was quite surprising to say the very least; four Nigerians and 1 Sierra…View More Caine Prize 2013 short list named; Nope, no Kenyans
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…View More A buffet of Kenyan authors at the Junction Mall
One of my favourite movies is Quentin Tarantino offering From Dusk Till Dawn. The 1997 movie with a starring cast including George Clooney and Salma…View More Niq Mhlongo’s Way Back Home; Very nice
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