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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...

Ng’ang’a Mbugua’s Terrorist of the Aberdare wins Wahome Mutahi Prize

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Ng'ang'a Mbugua's novella, Terrorist of the Aberdare has won the third edition of the Wahome Mutahi Literary Award, while John Habwe's book Cheche za...

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...

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...

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....

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...

You can learn to dream again in spite of your failure

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Most of us must have, at one point or the other, gone through a particularly traumatic experience; an experience so painful that it leaves you...

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...

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...

Otieno Amisi: Death of a Kenyan Poet

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His was such a powerful voice, especially coming from a person of such small stature. Even as he was ailing, Amisi's voice did not...