TBC Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 Winners

TBC JKF

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

Babu Owino Is a Hero and Should Be Treated As Such

kenya MPs

I was dismayed to see Embakasi East MP elect Babu Owino being arrested for calling an unidentified person mtoto wa umbwa. First, I couldn’t make out what exact crime the maverick had committed until I heard he had been charged with subversion. Subversion?  What’s that? How can calling an unidentified

Muthama Thinks a Duel of Honour Ends Up Honourably

Kuria arrested

Former Machakos Senator, Johnson Nduya Muthama, was arrested last week, a second such arrest in two years. Many people suspect various reasons as to why he was arrested. His supporters suspect the government is witch-hunting him. Others suspect he engineers his own arrests by transgressing the law unnecessarily. Police suspect

StorymojaFestival@10 – A Galaxy of Stories

Storymoja

We have eyes, but we don’t see. We have ears, but we don’t hear. We can read, but we don’t understand what we read. It is on that premise that the literati at the University of Nairobi, led by Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Taban Lo Liyong, advocated for the complete overhaul

Hargeysa Experiences: Conversation With Raphael d’Abdon

African poet

Raphael d’Abdon is a man of two continents, having been born and raised in Udine, a small town in the North East of Italy, and moved to Pretoria, South Africa, in 2008. He is a writer, scholar, editor, and translator and teaches at the University of South Africa, Pretoria. For

Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 Shortlist

Ole Kulet

The shortlist for the Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 is out. English Adult Category The Whistleblower (Samuel Wachira) published by Longhorn Publishers The Elephant Dance (H. Ole Kulet) published by Longhorn Publishers Kiswahili Adult Category Majira ya Utasa (Timothy Arege) published by Spotlight Publishers Mashetani Wa Alepo (Tom Olali) published by Jomo

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