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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...

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...

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...

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...

Venice Biennale: Did Culture ministry take Kenyan artists for a ride?

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Barely a month after Culture minister disowned the 'Kenyan Pavilion' at the Venice Biennale, it is now emerging that a letter had been written...

Nerea, beauty in a message

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The first time I listened to Sauti Sol's latest single, 'Nerea', in a matatu, I thought the lyrics were jarring. The conservative voice in...

Ndinda Kioko bags Morland scholarship

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Maisha Yetu caught up with Ndinda and had a chat on what it means to win the coveted schorlaship. Read on Maisha Yetu: Explain to...

Onduko bw’Atebe: Writing is a labour of love

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Despite the challenges facing the local writing industry, writer Onduko bw’Atebe prefers to see it as a half full glass rather than half empty....

Book piracy and the Chinese connection

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A few months ago visual artist Michael Soi, based at the Godown Arts Centre in Nairobi, found himself on the receiving end Chinese visit...

Uhuru Kenyatta’s art gift for George Bush

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While President Uhuru Kenyatta was visiting the US, greater focus was, understandably, on the details of the trade talks as well as the fact...