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?
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
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
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
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
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