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

marjorie oludhe macgoye: mother africa, born in southampton


In this article I come across the word ‘enigma’ again, but this time something is being said about her. The writer of this article states that “the essence of the woman remains concealed”. Can we ever know exactly who another person is?    

marjorie oludhe macgoye: kenya’s literary enigma


On the first day of this month the Kenyan writer Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye passed away at her home in Nairobi. The writer of this article met her first when she ran a bookshop in Nairobi. He shares with us some memories. I do not understand the title of this article, especially the word ‘enigma’, the word … Continue reading marjorie oludhe macgoye: kenya’s literary enigma