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The Kenyan author Yvonne Owuor has written a book that has raised some dust.  Reviews in several countries were positive. Yvonne is   not a young writer, she has reached the age of 45.   In the United States of America The Washington Post gave attention to this new book DUST.  

through new writing, ….

What is the position of African writers at the moment? Do they have influence on the continent? In this newspaper-article the writer takes us along on a journey in the present-day geography of writing in Africa.

words with yvonne adhiambo owuor

She wrote a book about the history of Kenya, the independence, but maybe most of all the violence that erupted during the last presidential elections. A violence that is still reverberating through the country. So many people still suffer from the loss and the shock and the displacement.   Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor wrote “Dust”, but … Continue reading words with yvonne adhiambo owuor


Dust, the tragic story of a nation of terrible secret violence It is Kenya’s turn at the sepia-toned festival of champagne memories and official nostalgia that passes for the ritual marking of half a century of flag Independence. There is much to celebrate and we can expect to hear it all at the grand fete … Continue reading dust

5 books you should have read

Daily Nation,  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2013 |  BY- FAITH ONEYA The world’s literary scene in 2013 was literally bursting at the seams with the launch of one book after the other.  From memoirs, autobiographies, fiction, non-fiction, literary enthusiasts were spoilt for choice.  This article articulates the writer’s take on the must-reads for 2013. LEAN IN  BY SHERYL SANDBERG … Continue reading 5 books you should have read