Little Daju: A Review

‘Father beat mother so much the only way Little Daju knows how to express love is by violence.’ I had never thought I’d review a short story for our book section. But Troy Onyango’s Little Daju is not your common story, the one you read in a single sitting and move

Ready for the Mantle – A Conversation with Erick Livumbazi

Anasoma contest winners

Erick Livumbazi Ngoda is one of Kenya's prolific authors of young adult literature. We got into conversation with him to understand his journey and what he is up to in the coming days. Most of your acquaintances know you as a writer. Do you write full time? When did you start?

Once bitten, now wise: finding the right publisher

In my recent article, I discussed the naivety of new writers when launching into publishing. Even though I have handled a number of self-published manuscripts, my advice to a budding author is to always seek a traditional publisher. Many self-published books are normally of poor editorial quality if there is

Oil on Water: A Review

Helon Habila

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