Monthly Archives: October 2017

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Call for Submissions: Mawazo Novel Writing Workshop

Mawazo Africa Writing Institute announces a Call for Submissions for its first writing workshop: Writing the Novel, led by award-winning author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi. The aim of the workshop is to provide advanced training and support to African writers who want to complete full-length novel manuscripts (normally of 30,000 words minimum). The workshop will be held online and is a Read More


Ngugi wa Thiong’o, the ‘Elusive’ Nobel Peace Prize, and the Politics of Silence

That Ngugi wa Thiong’o is a towering literary and ideological influencer venerated by the world without the Kenyan borders is not contestable. Neither is the fact that he isn’t a divisive nor a uniting figure in Kenya, simply because a larger chunk of the youthful population active in sociopolitical discourse does not identify with him. This important segment of citizenry Read More


TBC Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 Winners

The Winners of the Text Book Center Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 were announced last night in a colourful event held at Pride Inn, Westlands last night.   Adult Category in English The Elephant Dance by H. Ole Kulet – Publishers – Longhorn Publishers This is a story of contemporary business empires and an illumination of how some of Read More