Bank heists, political satire and Ngugi wa Thiong’o: top 10 books about Kenya


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

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

how women writers


How do we look at female writers? Do we see them from a different perspective than their mal counterparts?  The writer of this article (from her female perspective?)  has a few things to say about it and she has a closer look at the death of the writer Grace Ogot and how male writers mentioned … Continue reading how women writers

i’ve lost my literary sister


They met a long time ago, in 1957. There was a debate organized at Maseno, Kenya, between two astute secondary school in Kenya: Maseno and Alliance. Ngugi (or was it James?) led the band from Alliance and he heard her voice from the back. After that they met many times, these two writers from Kenya. … Continue reading i’ve lost my literary sister