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Nyanchwani’s tough love Memos to men

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Title: 50 Memos to Men Author: Silas Nyanchwani Publisher: Gram Books Price: sh1250 Reviewer: Mbugua Ngunjiri Growing up in the village, you would occasionally overhear grown-ups say things like:...

Rusesabagina’s jailing and why it was bound to happen

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Sometime in May 2008, I was in a team of East African journalists that flew to Kigali to attend a book launch. The launch...

How publisher almost ruined dreams of two writers

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Kinyanjui Kombani and Stanley Gazemba have a number of things in common. They are both writers who first put pen on paper at the...

Nairobi Book Fair postponed indefinitely

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The 23rd edition of the Nairobi International Book Fair, which was scheduled to be held from September 28 to October 2, has been postponed...

How Matiang’i won the battle to put books in the hands...

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When former Education Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang'i realised that corrupt booksellers and head teachers were pilfering money meant for the purchase of textbooks, he...

Why pupils in public schools are performing better

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When schools were opening, there were complaints all over, especially on social media, by folks, with kids in academies, expressing frustrations at how queues...

Fare thee well Ole Kulet

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With the death of Henry Ole Kulet, Kenya has lost one of its most consistent and arguably the most decorated author based in Kenya....

Soi, Chinese investors and the huge Kenyan debt

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  Michael Soi was at the immigration queue at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport when he saw a Chinese couple jump the queue to be...

Power display by Ngecha artistes at the museum

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The highly acclaimed TV drama Game of Thrones might be on its last stretch but it would appear that it has left a mark...

Amherst College to host Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s 80th birthday

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Prof Ngugi wa Thiong’o makes a homecoming, of sorts, when he returns to Amherst College—where he was based in the early stages of exile—in...