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TBC Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2021 Shortlists.

TBC Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2021 Shortlists.

The long-awaited shortlists for the Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2021, were finally revealed by the Kenya Publishers Association on September 19, 2022. The Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature Text Book Centre celebrates Kenyan writers in the categories of fiction for adults, youth (young adults), and children in English and Kiswahili every …

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Pain and the Secrets: Book Review

TITLE: PAIN AND THE SECRETS AUTHOR: MUGENI OJIAMBO PRICE: 1000KSH REVIEWER: VERAH OMWOCHA This story follows Lily, a begotten child to destitute parents in Western Kenya. Breathtakingly beautiful, Lily doesn’t fail to draw the interest of Barasa, a fellow village boy and childhood friend with whom she transitions from childhood to adulthood. Years later, as …

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Behind the Scenes of Young Adult Writing

Behind the Scenes of Young Adult Writing By Andrew Manyuru Today the guest I interviewed is the renowned Hillary Namunyu . He is the author of a wide range of books that are both available in the English and Kiswahili language. Some of the titles are “The Heroine Of Muwanza”, “Uamuzi Wa Wanyama” and “Faults …

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What is Writers Guild Kenya?

Q1. What is Writers Guild Kenya? We are an award-winning writers’ organization, committed to serve, educate and grow authors aspiring to use their writing & reading as a tool to be and do good. Through various education and empowering programs, we work unconditionally towards truly growing writers and encouraging reading in our families. Using personalized, …

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“Write Your Passion” Intensive 2, February 2020

WRITE YOUR PASSION Overview Whether you are staring at a blank page and need the inspiration to proceed or you’re polishing your work for publication, Write Your Passion, will strengthen your skills, light your path and energize you to make a move.   ABOUT THE COURSE Have you thought of writing a Non-Fiction book? Or …

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Poorly done books hurt writers and readers alike

By Gabriel Dinda I see a lot of pressure among upcoming writers to write and publish. This is coming at a time when it appears that if you are a writer and you haven’t published, then you are ‘intellectually challenged’. The pressure to publish comes at a very high cost. Quality is being thrown out …

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Ida Kemunto

Ida Kemunto: Writing is my therapy.

By Juliet Mwangi   It is every writer’s dream to finally have their literary work on the shelves, either locally or internationally. Nothing beats the joy of launching your book; the pride, the relief from all you have gone through. For Ida Kemunto, her journey of filling our bookshelves just began with her recently launched …

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Charles Okoth

Charles Okoth: The pen that never stops writing

By Juliet Mwangi A teacher of Physics and Chemistry, Charles Okoth is what we call a man of many hats.  He has a voice that speaks loudly against corruption and a heart that wants the best for his students. He majored in Physics at Kenyata University, attended Kakamega and Nyang’ori High Schools. Born in Busia …

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