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Sheng has a bright future; haters will hate

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Many bad things have been written and said about Sheng particularly on the ‘harmful’ effects it has on examinable subjects like English and Kiswahili....

Fare thee well George Tyson

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The Tanzanian movie industry is mourning the death George Tyson the man credited with revolutionisng that industry. He made his name with the 2002...

These are Kenya’s most pirated books

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The Kenya Publishers Association (KPA) is sounding out alarm bells; book piracy is threatening to erase all the gains made by the industry over...

Michael Soi’s art draws wrath of Chinese

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The other day visual artist Michael Soi took to his Facebook page to protest an incident where he got ‘visitors’ at his studio based...

Are these the top ten Kenyan books of all time?

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    Sometime back I compiled a list of what I thought we the top ten Kenyan books of all time. I actually did the project...

The sorry state of creative writing in Kenya

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Towards the end of September book lovers will get to know the winners of the Wahome Mutahi Literary Prize. This will be the fifth...

Mwangi Gicheru: an obituary

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The Kenyan literary scene is the poorer following the death of Mwangi Gicheru, the man that brought you the novel Across the Bridge. Gicheru,...

When a talented poet seduces your mind

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A poet, like a spider, works tirelessly spinning silver yarns. He struggles, endures until finally, a pattern is made: a web of beauty; a...

Tony Mochama’s book that won him big money

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Everyone has a story to tell but it depends on who is telling the story and how that story is told. That is what...

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 –...