BY THE BOOK: Tobias Otieno


How many famous writers will have followed a course on creative writing?  At many universities and other institutions of learning courses in Creative Writing are being offered. One of these universities is Moi University, near Eldoret, Kenya. Tobias Otieno lectures creative writing and he tells in this article about his experiences.  

Ngugi: We perfect our English as Europe sharpens tools of plunder


He is back home. The celebrated author Ngugi wa Thiong’o has arrived in Kenya. He will present his latest book. Next to that he will promote the use of vernacular languages. He himself has been an example of that for many decades. In this article an interview with the latest news on his time in … Continue reading Ngugi: We perfect our English as Europe sharpens tools of plunder

Ngugi wa Thiong’o: We have normalised negativity towards African languages


Already for many decades the Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o has advocated the use of the vernacular in daily live, including the school play ground, and especially in the world of culture. He is now on the brink of launching his latest book, written in his mother tongue. In this article more on this good … Continue reading Ngugi wa Thiong’o: We have normalised negativity towards African languages