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Ngugi’s new book launched in Nairobi

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Kenya’s most celebrated author, Ngugi wa Thiong’o, was in town and there is no way I was going to miss the occasion of launching...

Finally, the Storymoja Hay Festival

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The inaugural edition of the historic Storymoja Hay Festival finally opened yesterday at the Impala Grounds, along Ngong Road. The Impala Grounds have in...

Ngugi bags Man Booker nomination

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Kenya’s foremost writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o is among 14 contenders for this year’s Man Booker International Prize. Worth £60,000 to the winner, the prize...

Kwani? Litfest is the place to be

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The Kwani? Literary Festival (Litfest) kicks off today in Nairobi. This is by far the most prestigious literary event in the country, which...

Publisher trains disadvantaged girls

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A group of 20 girls from disadvantaged backgrounds across Kenya have embarked on a unique weeklong training, on video and movie-making skills, organised by...

Reformed drug trafficker’s book is all the rave

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Judy Akinyi, or Saga MacOdongo, if you like, is the latest sensation in the Kenyan literary scene. Every one now seems to want a...

KU essayists excell

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Kenyatta University is slowly emerging as a centre of excellence as far as writing essays in the region is concerned. Two of its students,...

Hotel Rwanda: A work of fiction?

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The Movie Hotel Rwanda might have done a lot to sensitise the world on the 1994 Rwandan genocide, but not many people in Rwanda...

Maisha Yetu gets recognition

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Barely two months after Maisha Yetu came into being we seem to have caused quite a stir in the literary scene. We first received...

Meja Mwangi’s book honoured

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Meja Mwangi’s book The Last Plague, published by Kenya’s East African Educational Publishers (EAEP) has been included in the current issue of African Writing...