Awards Fiction Kenya

Kenyan author Margaret Ogola honoured posthumously in Nairobi.

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 was a Kenyan paediatrician and author of the novel The River and the Source, and its sequel, I Swear by Apollo. The River and the Source follows four generations of […]

Book Reviews Kenya

A review of Margaret Ogola’s Mandate of the People

Book: Mandate of the people. Author: Margaret Ogola Publisher: Focus Publishers Year of publication: 2012 Number of pages: 246 Many Kenyans will be familiar with Margaret Ogola’s 1995 Commonwealth Prize winning novel The River and The Source. The book also went home with Jomo Kenyatta Foundation Prize for literature. This is not because the book […]


The Olare Mara Kempinski library; opportunities abound.

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 the Olare Mara Kempinski which is in the Olare Orok Conservancy. Suffice to say that the place is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of staying; […]