Just forget about the first picture in this article. The picture shows a slum. But there is more, much more to Kenya. A complicated, a diverse, a colourful, a divided country. When you follow the link top the article you will find 10 books about Kenya. Books that give you an introduction to this country. … Continue reading Bank heists, political satire and Ngugi wa Thiong’o: top 10 books about Kenya
The Kenyan author Yvonne Oduor wrote a brilliant novel on the history of her country of birth. In her novel one of the language is the language of silence. It seems that people tend to think if they keep silent, the obvious presence of an issue will shade away into the darkness and into oblivion. … Continue reading Yvonne Owuor on ‘Dust’
It is possible to read a novel and learn about the history of a country. The writer of this article is of the opinion that reading the book ‘Dust’, written by Kenyan Yvonne Odhiambo Owuor, tells a story about the people in Kenya. Characters are highlighted, and so Kenyan history is highlighted.
In a way this article is a continuation of the debate about the quality of the literary criticism in Kenya, especially at the universities. Now the book DUST by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor is taken as an example.
She raised some dust with her latest novel. The dust has settled now, but we cannot forget the past. Not the past in which this novel was written nor the past that is present in the pages of this novel ‘DUST’. Yvonne Odhimabo Owuor is the writer of this novel, recently she was present at … Continue reading when everything i thought
She has done it! Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor has won the Textbook Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature. It was her novel DUST that gained her this prize. The book started as a short story and won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2003 (12 years ago !). The prize money for Yvonne is Kenyan … Continue reading owuor wins literary prize