StorymojaFestival@10 – A Galaxy of Stories


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

Poesy and Its Masters; Evolution of Kariuki wa Nyamu

Babishai Niwe

Kariuki wa Nyamu won Babishai Niwe Haiku Prize for 2017, after beating sixteen other artists. In exploring the place of poetry in Africa, I got into conversation with him. Congratulations first of all for winning the Babishai Niwe Haiku Prize, 2017. For starters, what is Haiku? It sounds so foreign; does