BY THE BOOK: Doreen Eshinali Khamala


She lives in Nairobi and she writes. Her name is Doreen Eshinali Khamala is a writer from Nairobi, Kenya. In March 2018 she published her second book. Her first one was about growing up and life at different schools. In this interview she talks about her favourite books and books that have accompanied her.  Advertisements

The Shortlist


The names on the shortlist of the 2018 edition of The Cain Prize have been made known. The writers come from Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria. This is not a great surprise, for it seems that these countries have the liveliest literary scene in Africa. One of the Nigerian writers lives in Chicago (USA) and … Continue reading The Shortlist

BY THE BOOK: Moraa Gitaa


This time in BY THE BOOK it is Kenya writer Moraa Gitaa. Some of the writers in this series are at the doorstep of a writing career, but the writer Moraa already has entered the House of Books and settled in one of the many rooms with her books and other publications. In this article … Continue reading BY THE BOOK: Moraa Gitaa

BY THE BOOK: Michelle K Angwenyi


There are so many new and refreshing on the literary kerbs of life, some others are on the highway. Some move a high speed, some walk on at a leisurely pace. One of the new voices is the student of zoology Michelle K. Angwenyi. Next to being a student she is a writer of poetry. Maybe … Continue reading BY THE BOOK: Michelle K Angwenyi

An ode to silence – Kenya’s third national language


We are aware of the multitude of languages on the African continent. Even in one country many languages are being spoken. The East African state of Kenya is such a country. Two national languages: English and (Ki)Swahili. But the journalist and writer Rasna Warah has discovered a third national language. A language that has not … Continue reading An ode to silence – Kenya’s third national language

Publishing industry is under siege, says EAEP boss Kiarie


A writer needs a publisher. A publisher needs a writer. But how do these two find one another? When the publishing industry is under siege, as Kiarie Kamau states, the writer must be under siege as well. Read in this article what this Kenyan publisher thinks about the relationship between writer and publisher.