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Finally, someone won Sh1 million; from writing!

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Anthony Mugo is probably the richest author in Kenya today. On Friday evening he won Sh1 million in the inaugural Burt Award for African...

Miguna’s book: Nothing new so let the readers decide

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This is what I wrote on June 6, 2012. I trust is makes sense… When Raila Odinga advisor turned-bitter foe, Miguna Miguna announced that he...

Kenyan elected to continental publishing body

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A Kenyan, Mr. Lawrence Njagi is the new treasurer of African Publishers Network (APNET), the continental body that brings together African publishers from both...

Surgeon wins Kenya’s top literary prize

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Sunday Nation columnist Dr. Yusuf Dawood is the winner of this year's Jomo Kenyata Prize for Literature award. His book, Eye of the Storm,...

literary prize judges announced

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In case you have forgotten Kenya still has a literary prize called the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature. I might also hasten to add...

Burt Prize to be launched on Wednesday

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The National Book Development Council of Kenya (NBDCK) will on Wednesday, January 19, launch the William Burt Prize for African Literature at the Kenya...

You can win a cool one million shillings, if you write

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For a long time now there have been concerns that literary prizes in the country do little to encourage writing. This was before the Jomo Kenyatta...

Kenyan publishers: The weak link in Kenyan writing?

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Kenyan publishers: The weak link in Kenyan writing? A Paper presented at an international seminar on Historical Legacy and Contemporary Writing in the Commonwealth, held...

A Ngugi Nobel would really do us proud: Chakava

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Henry Chakava, the man who almost lost his finger for sticking out his neck for Ngugi wa Thiong’o, purrs with pride at the prospect...

Ng’ang’a Mbugua’s Terrorist of the Aberdare wins Wahome Mutahi Prize

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Ng'ang'a Mbugua's novella, Terrorist of the Aberdare has won the third edition of the Wahome Mutahi Literary Award, while John Habwe's book Cheche za...