piracy, taxes will cripple


One way a governement can influence the bookpublishing industry is by its handling of taxes. Value Added Tax (VAT) can be a burden for publishing houses and buyers and readers.  At the recently held Nairobi International Bookfair there was talk about the recent policies of the Kenyan government and the effect this would have on … Continue reading piracy, taxes will cripple

my writing never obeys me


African writing? Post-colonial writing? Ethnic writing?  Okwiri Oduor, from Kenya, talks about this issue of identity and roots in this interview. But she also touches upon the subject of creativity. What is the leading force or who is?  The story writes itself. Does it? Where is Okwiri left in the proces? Well maybe it is … Continue reading my writing never obeys me