African Authors at 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book


Once again there is a panel. A panel with writers, three writers this time and they ll come from Africa, to be more precise, two from Nigeria and one from South Africa. This happening took place at Virginia Festival of the book in the USA.   Read more about the contribution of this writers on … Continue reading African Authors at 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book

Prof Ogot’s Yala is now a seat of love letters and plenty of learning


The writer of this article compares the Taj Mahal (India) to the mausoleum built in honour of Grace Ogot. This mausoleum is situated in Gem, Western Kenya. It is an edifice of love, erected by her husband Bethwell Ogot, the eminent historian. Once Grace Ogot wrote a story titled Taj Mahal. It is about the … Continue reading Prof Ogot’s Yala is now a seat of love letters and plenty of learning

Emphasis on English in pre-school will kill our local languages


What language to use in a setting where people use several language? :Let us think about about a school in Nairobi, Kenya. Pupils speak their mother tongue, they have a smattering of Swahili and Sheng and English. Maybe both their parents have their own mother tongue. In this article the writer looks at the situation … Continue reading Emphasis on English in pre-school will kill our local languages