Politics in Kenya seem to be divided between the Kenyatta’s and the Odinga’s (sorry for the devotees of Arap Moi). Fathers and Sons. The politician Miguna Miguna wrote a book on the politician Raila Odinga, son of Jaramogi Ajuma Oginga Odinga. This new book by Miguna Miguna is titled Treason: The Case against Tyrants and Renegades. … Continue reading Miguna rained on Raila’s parade with new book
This is another episode of the BY THE BOOK. This time the Kenyan reader and writer and teacher Pasomi Mucha. She tells about her favourite position while reading. The books that have influenced her.
The Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o is the subject of a new book written by Simon Gikandi and Ndirangu Wachanga. In this book the authors delve into the literary works of Ngugi. The book is titled Ngugi: Reflections on his Life and Writing. The publication was on the occassion of the 80th birthday of the literary … Continue reading Celebrating Ngugi at 80
Not just the new ones but also the old ones, that could be classified as fantasy novels. Novels with a hint of another world, with other possibilities. Hidden from one eyes, or is it? Have a closer look at this list. By the way, how much snow is there still at the top of Kilimanjoro?
This is an interview with the Kenyan writer Troy Onyango. He did get some fame due to the Enkare Review. He wrote a story called Peregrination. This story found itself back on the longlist for The short story is dead, long live the shortstory!
The Kenyan writer Kui Kitonga looked back into history to find role models for children. She delved into the times of the attempt to gain independence from the colonial masters in Kenya. The days of the Mau Mau were filled by men. Were women absent? In her research Kui discovered female warriors. Now she has … Continue reading Role of women in Mau Mau has been ignored