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Writing the story of Henry Wanyoike

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This story first appeared in the premier edition (July - September 2010) of The Kenyan Runner, the one that had David Rudisha on...

Q&A with Abidemi Sanusi

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Abidemi Sanusi, a Nigerian author, will launch her book, Eyo later this evening, April 7, 2010, at the Nairobi Serena. Eyo, was nominated for...

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...

A Taste of Fame: A review

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Fake it till you make it. This is a common refrain in the make believe worldof showbiz and pop culture. Here, outward appearances –...

Get rich quick, by Alfred Mutua, really?

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Ever since I heard that Kenya's government spokesman Alfred Mutua has written a book on, wait for it, How to be rich in Africa,...

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...

Dr Margaret Ogola’s voice from the grave

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She introduced herself to Kenya and the world with her evergreen novel The River and the Source, at a time when Kenyans were starting...

Kinyanjui Kombani and his journey as a writer

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Maisha Yetu: Describe your best moment as a writer Kinyanjui Kombani: The relaunch of The Last Villains of Molo in September 2012 at Daystar University,...

Nigerian published by Kenyan is commonwealth nominee

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Having a relative in Europe or in the US is normally a source of pride for many families, particularly in Africa. This is reinforced...

To represent Kenya at Venice Biennale, you’ve got to be Chinese!

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It is said that lightning does not strike twice but sadly for Kenyan art, it just did. For the second consecutive season the Kenyan...