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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...

To the Aberdares: journal of a reluctant hiker

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The marketing of Tafaria Castle, which straddles two counties, Lakipia and Nyandarua, is such that no one in their right mind would pass up...

Ng’ang’a Mbugua nominated for Wahome Mutahi Award, Again!

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Nganga Mbugua makes history by being nominated for a record fourth time in the Wahome Mutahi Literary Prize with his book Angels of the...

Publishers disown book price increase

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Kenyan parents can now rest easy in the knowledge that book prices are not going to be increased, at least according to the publishers'...

Nudes make for good art, but not all

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I wrote this piece in August and it was published in The Nairobian. I thought I might reproduce it here. The other day I came...

Harry Mulama is a demented coward, screams Prof Chris Wanjala.

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Kenyan book lovers, on Saturday October 17, woke up to an excoriating piece of criticism aimed mostly at literary critics of the University of...

A season of literary awards

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Kenyan writers are still basking in the afterglow of the most important twin events in their calendar year; the literary awards season where they...

Paa ya Paa to artists, come collect your artworks

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Paa ya Paa Art Gallery is calling on artists who have their artworks stored there to collect their pieces, apparently because they are running...