Kenya Long Reads Nigeria

Long Read: Chuma Nwokolo – Superstate Africa: Kenya, Somaliland, and the Ghost of Biafra Past.

Chuma Nwokolo gave a lecture “Superstate Africa: Kenya, Somaliland, and the Ghost of Biafra Past” at the Rift Valley Institute on September 28, 2017 as part of Storymoja Festival 2017. That festival was celebrating its tenth anniversary and had the theme of “Black Peace”. Chuma is the author of many books the most recent of […]

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Abubakar Adam Ibrahim for Nairobi in September

Abubakar Adam Ibrahim for Nairobi in September Abubakar Adam Ibrahim will be doing readings at Goethe Institut’s Literary Crossroads and the Storymoja Festival in Nairobi in September 2017. Abubakar Adam Ibrahim. Readers of this blog must be tired that we keep writing about this writer but we can’t help ourselves. The man showed up in […]

Festivals Ghana Kenya

Storymoja Festival 2016 for Ghana this year; not Kenya

  The popular Storymoja Festival 2016 will not be hosted in Nairobi, Kenya this year. The event will be happening in Accra, Ghana from 21-25 September instead. The Storymoja Festival started as an event of friends and family in 2007 and grew into a cannot-ignore-festival on the African scene. As one who had observed the […]

Festivals Zambia

Namwali Serpell’s African invasion

Namwali Serpell became an instant celebrity in July this year when she was crowned Caine Prize winner. She also opted to shock and awe all involved when she decided that instead of going home with the 10,000 pound prize she shared out the prize money equally with fellow shortlisters. So why would many be willing […]

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Saraba eyes East Africa with Storymoja collaboration

We all know Saraba for their work in the anthology space as well as with their new manuscript project. This time round the team from Saraba have opted for an East African invasion by working with the Storymoja Festival. As you might know, Storymoja is Kenya and East Africa’s definitive literary festival. Seriously. Just search […]

Festivals Kenya

Storymoja Festival 2014 Daily Blog – Saturday 20th September

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka never showed up for the gala event on Friday night and I was starting to feel like these guys were avoiding me. The other day I was at the Blankets & Wine and DJ Cleo the headline act allegedly refused to get on the plane to come even though he had […]