Kinyanjui Kombani at Nairobi International Book Fair 2019

The African Literary Podcast’s episode twelfth sponsored by Nairobi-based Prestige Books features an interview with Kinyanjui Kombani.

In Episode 12, we have an interview with Kinyanjui Kombani a writer of fiction for all ages. Kombani has two novels in The Last Villains of Molo and Den of Inequities has written several books for children and young adults. He has won several awards including the Burt Award and the Jomo Kenyatta Award,

In this interview conducted at the beginning of the year, Kombani speaks about the need for translations, why Kenyan fiction hasn’t been forthcoming over the last few years, and the need to have a more Pan African approach to publishing.

We would like to thank Prestige Books for sponsoring this edition of the podcast. Prestige Books is your favourite bookstore for African and other literatures with branches on Mama Ngina Street in the Central Business District and at the Lavington Mall or online at

You can listen to it below. All episodes of this podcast can be found here.