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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...

Wangari Maathai’s book at Storymoja Book Club

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Prof Wangari Maathai’s memoirs Unbowed, will be the subject of discussion during this month’s Storymoja’s Book Club. The event takes place on Monday 7th...

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...

Negative Ethnicity: From Bias to Genocide

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Title: Negative Ethnicity: From Bias to Genocide Author: Koigi wa Wamwere Publisher: Seven Stories Press For a long time Kenyans held their heads high confident that theirs...

Deadly Money Maker: A Review

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Title: Deadly Money Maker Author: Saga Macodongo Publisher: Paulines Publications Africa It is human nature to yearn for better life. This is the reason why people work...

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...

Letter to a friend

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This is my first post this year. What happened after the General Election left me thoroughly disillusioned. How could we descend to such barbarity....

Gangster poetry: Otieno Amisi’s verdict

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Tony Mochama's book What If I am a Literary Gangster has kicked up such a literary storm it appears that people cannot stop...