Awards Distribution Kenya

Maktaba Awards 2017 set to celebrate Kenya’s top libraries

The best libraries in Kenya will be feted at the Maktaba Awards 2017 at a ceremony at the Kenya National Museum on Friday 22nd September 2017. For the last eight years, the Kenya Library Association, the Goethe Institut, the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation and the Ministry of Sports, Culture, and the Arts have been organising the […]

Events Kenya Nigeria South Africa

Victor Ehikhamenor and Koleka Putuma thrill at Goethe Nairobi

Victor Ehikhamenor and Koleka Putuma shared their brilliance at the Goethe Nairobi on March 16th, 2017. They were moderated by Daystar University don Dr Wandia Njoya. Artistic Encounters is a new project running out of Goethe Nairobi where artists of different genres meet and share their art. The project curated by Zukiswa Wanner will see […]

Anthologies Kenya Launches

African Writers Trust’s Moonscapes anthology launches at the Goethe Nairobi

The African Writers Trust’s Moonscapes: Short Stories and Poetry anthology made its Nairobi debut at the Goethe Nairobi on February 9th, 2017. The event included speeches by the trust’s Diana Santiago and a keynote address by Isaac Otidi Amuke. Excerpts from three of the stories in the anthology were read at the event by the […]

Kenya Launches

Jagero Oduor’s Ghost of 1894 launches with bizarre moderation

Jagero Oduor’s second book Ghosts of 1894 launched at the Goethe Institut in Nairobi on October 19th, 2016. On his panel were University of Nairobi’s Dr Tom Odhiambo and book blogger James Murua with bizarre moderation from Khainga O’Okwemba. Ghosts of 1894 is the sophomore book by Kenyan writer Oduor Jagero and it follows Habineza […]

Awards Congo Kenya South Africa

Fiston Mwanza Mujila and Penny Busetto dazzle at Etisalat Prize 2015 Nairobi tour

Etisalat Prize 2015 winner Fiston Mwanza Mujila and shortlistee Penny Busetto dazzled as they featured at a variety of Nairobi spaces Etisalat Prize 2015 Nairobi tour. They included Daystar and Nairobi Universities, the Goethe Institute and the party on Saturday at Pawa 254. One of the coolest of the events was at the Goethe Institut, […]

Events Kenya

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor speaks Displacement & Refuge at Goethe Nairobi

The Goethe in Nairobi has been hosting a series of events titled “Displacement & Refuge” where experts and authors speak about the pain of displacement after conflict. The first of these happened in 31st March 2016 as German author Tanja Dückers and poet and writer SitawaNamwalie spoke about this issue. Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor was a […]

Events Nigeria South Africa

Yewande Omotoso, Jumoke Verissimo at Goethe Joburg Literary Crossroads

Yewande Omotoso and Jumoke Verissimo featured at the Johannesburg, South African edition of Literary Crossroads at Goethe Institut on May 17, 2016. Their topic of discussion was Quo Vadis Africa: The Power of Words – The Power of Words? The event was moderated by Ndumiso Ngcobo. Yewande is famous for her 2011 book Bom Boy (our review) which went […]

Fiction Kenya Launches

Young Kenyan writer debuts at Goethe Nairobi

We have the newest kid writer in town and his name is Joseph Bokea. Bokea wrote his debut novel Magic a fantasy fiction novel when he was a mere eleven years old. With his entry into the fantasy fiction arena we finally we have the next generation of fantasy fictionistas to join the likes of […]

Events Ghana

Joe Frazier kicks off Ghana Voices Series 2015

The Ghana Voices Series is a monthly event where authors read their work to an audience that was started in 2010 at the Niagara Plus Hotel in Osu in Accra. That first event in June of that year featured Martin Egblewogbe reading from his collection of short stories, Mr Happy and the Hammer of God. […]