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To represent Kenya at Venice Biennale, you’ve got to be Chinese!

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It is said that lightning does not strike twice but sadly for Kenyan art, it just did. For the second consecutive season the Kenyan...

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...

Dazzling display at the Affordable Art Show

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That Kenya is teeming with artistic talent came out in the open on the night of Friday October 24 when the Affordable Art Show...

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...

Mbugua, Dawood to battle it out for Wahome Mutahi Literary Prize

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This year’s Wahome Mutahi Literary prize is shaping up to be another epic battle between surgeon Yusuf Dawood and journalist Ng’ang’a Mbugua. They both...

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...