Author Archives: Wasomi

About Wasomi

Wasomi is a Kiswahili word that means Intellectuals. Wasomi collates news of interest mainly in the education and arts sector affecting Kenya and Africa at large. We also feature articles of science and technology from within Kenya. Kindly contact us in case you have any kind of cultural festival, science and technology fair, or any other event that would be of interest to the Kenyan literati.

Helon Habila

Oil on Water: A Review

Helon Habila’s Oil on Water is now eight years old. But it is not ageing at all. The novel has received raving reviews from The Times, The Independent, The Metro, The Financial Times, The Sunday Times, The Metro, The New York Times, among other major newspapers, and for a valid reason. Not once have we read about the turmoil in Read More


Lifted Brow Poster 2018

$5000 Experimental Non-Fiction Prize

The Lifted Brow & RMIT non-fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-Fiction is currently receiving submission from all over the world. According to the organisers “This prize seeks work that is unlike any other. We want to hear from writers we’ve never read before, and we want writers we already know and love to challenge themselves to create work unlike any they’ve Read More


All for Books Kenya

All for Books Initiative Receives KES 5.7 Million Worth of Books from Moran

The All for Books campaign has received storybooks worth KES 5.7 million from Moran Publishers. The book handover event was held Tuesday 13, March 2018 at the publisher’s Judda Complex headquarters.   Moran Publishers CEO, Mr David Muita lauded the All for Books initiative that seeks to spread storybooks to all corners of Kenya in an effort to spread the Read More


New Deadline for the 2018 Golden Baobab Prize Submission

The Golden Baobab extended the deadline for the 2018 call for submissions. The new deadline is March 31, 2018. The call out was first announced on March 31, 2017 and the deadline set at December, 2017. However, the organisers of the prestigious prize for children literature based in Accra, Ghana, extended the deadline to give opportunity to more writers and Read More


Call for Submissions: Babishai Niwe Poetry Awards 2018

Submission for the annual Babishai Niwe poetry award is now open. The submission opened on February 26 and will close on May 26, 2018.   The guidelines for the competition are spelt below.


Black Panther

Legend of Dahomey Women Warriors Retold: Lupita and Davis to Star

Many legends thrive in African folklore. However, most of them were not documented but passed down from generation to generation through oral tradition. Following current interest in the African story by film makers, the legend of the Dahomey women warriors has been reborn. A movie is in the making to retell this amazing story based on recorded accounts about the Read More