Kenyan author Margaret Ogola was honoured posthumously with a Google doodle and an event at Prestige Books in Nairobi on June 12, 2019. Margaret Ogola…View More Kenyan author Margaret Ogola honoured posthumously in Nairobi.
Zippy Agatha Okoth’s Oops Zippy! From The Diary of a Divorced Kenyan Woman launched at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi on June 5, 2019.…View More Zippy Agatha Okoth’s “Oops Zippy! From The Diary of a Divorced Kenyan Woman” launches.
The memorial to fallen Kenyan writer and activist Binyavanga Wainaina was hosted at the Nairobi National Museum on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Binyavanga Wainaina was…View More Binyavanga Wainaina Memorial hosted in Nairobi.
There was a literary caravan with storytellers, writers, poets and more across the three Kenyan counties of Machakos, Nakuru, and Kakamega from May 27-29, 2019.…View More A literary caravan across three Kenyan counties.
The Kwani Open Mic dedicated to Binyavanga Wainaina was hosted at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi on May 28, 2019. For many people around…View More Kwani Open Mic dedicated to Binyavanga Wainaina hosted in Nairobi.
Jalada’s newest anthology AFTER+LIFE launched at the McMillan Library in Nairobi on May 31, 2019. Jalada is a pan-African writers’ collective that was born when…View More Jalada’s latest anthology “AFTER+LIFE” launches in Nairobi.
The Kisumu Bookfair 2019 was hosted in the Jomo Kenyatta Grounds, Kisumu from May 22-25, 2019. The theme for the fair was “Read. Apply. Freedom.”…View More Kisumu Bookfair 2019 hosted by the Kenya Publishers Association.
Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is the winner of the Erich-Maria-Remarque Peace Prize 2019. Every two years since 1991, the city of Osnabrück has awarded the Peace…View More Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is Erich-Maria-Remarque Peace Prize 2019 winner
Kenyan writer and activist Binyavanga Wainaina passed on after a short illness on the night of May 21, 2019. Binyavanga Wainaina was a colossus in…View More Binyavanga Wainaina has passed on.
The shortlist for the Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 has been announced today May 20, 2019. The writers shortlisted are Lesley Nneka Arimah, Meron…View More Caine Prize for African Writing 2019 shortlist announced.
Billy Kahora’s long-awaited short story collection The Cape Cod Bicycle War And Other Stories makes its official world debut at Africa Writes Bristol on June…View More Billy Kahora’s “The Cape Cod Bicycle War” for Africa Writes Bristol debut.
Lupita Nyong’o debut children’s book Sulwe will be available for kids on October 1, 2019. Lupita Nyong’o is one of the most recognisable names in…View More Lupita Nyong’o debut children’s book “Sulwe” out in October.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi charmed residents of Nairobi and Kigali on her Manchester Happened East African tour. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi won the Kwani Manuscript prize in…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi charms Nairobi, Kigali in “Manchester Happened” tour.
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s East African tour for her new short story collection Manchester Happened runs from May 9 – 17, 2019. Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi came…View More Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s “Manchester Happened” East Africa tour.
The judges for the Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 Muthoni Garland, Bibi Bakare-Yusuf, and Otosirieze Obi-Young were announced today, May 1, 2019. The Morland Writing Scholarship,…View More Morland Writing Scholarships 2019 judges announced.