Ngugi Wa Thiong’o clan to celebrate 50 years of Weep Not Child

Weep Not Child, the debut novel of celebrated Kenyan writer Ngugi Wa Thiong’o published in 1964, was the first book published by a Kenyan African. The author, who was known as James Ngugi before he opted to be a true African writer and adopted the name Ngugi Wa Thiong’o, then went onto first pain and […]

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Novels of Botswana in English launches in Gaberone; Lauri Kubuitsile in Sweden

A new academic book, Novels from Botswana written in English from 1930 to 2006, was launched at the University of Botswana Bookstore in Gaberone, Botswana last week. The book is written by Dr. Mary Lederer. Professor Arua E. Arua of the UB’s Department of English was the master of ceremonies. You can read more about […]

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Wanjiku Wa Ngugi’s book now in German as Die Scheinheiligen

Wanjiku Wa Ngugi is a daughter of Ngugi Wa Thiong’o who is yet again being tipped as a frontrunner for the Nobel Prize for literature. She showed that she too could get published when she unleashed to the unsuspecting public a book called The Fall of Saints. It is a whodunit type of book which […]