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Creative academy lecturer Billy Kahora working on new book.

Billy Kahora: I hope his new book isn't about real life computer applications.
Billy Kahora: I hope his new book isn’t about real life computer applications.

Billy Kahora is a well known name in the writing circles in Kenya and around the continent. He is known for his many exploits as;

a) Writer – non-fiction novella The True Story Of David Munyakei, short story ‘Urban Zoning’ (shortlisted for the Caine prize in 2012).
b Editor – of Kwani?

b) Movie scriptwriter – Nairobi Half Life, Soul Boy.

c) Literature prize judge – 2009 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, 2012 Commonwealth Short Story Prize and the new Etisalat prize 2014.

Things are good for the man whose works have been featured Chimurenga, McSweeney’s, Granta Online, Internazionale and Vanity Fair. So if you want in on the action you want to head down to the Creatives Academy this Saturday morning at the Daystar Valley Road campus where he will be giving a workshop on, What is a good (manu)script?
The most interesting news from the press release from our friends at the academy had to be that Billy is in the process of writing is own manuscript titled The Applications. With the brand of the man it is certain to raise a few temperatures whatever it is about; unless he decides to write a non fiction book about all the applications in your computer and how they work. If he did that would just be sad. But we know he won’t.

By James Murua

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

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