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  • Kistrech International Poetry Festival 2023 starts October 7

    Kistrech International Poetry Festival 2023 starts October 7

    The Kistrech International Poetry Festival 2023 runs in venues around Kenya from October 7 – 12, 2023. The festival theme is “freedom.” The Kistrech International Poetry Festival was founded to promote poetry and cultural exchange between local and foreign artists by Dr Christopher Okemwa in 2013. The annual festival features spoken-word, rap, song, poetry reading,…

  • A snapshot of the Kistrech International Poetry Festival 2022.

    A snapshot of the Kistrech International Poetry Festival 2022.

    The Kistrech International Poetry Festival 2022 was hosted in several venues around Kenya from October 8 – 14, 2022. The Kistrech International Poetry Festival was founded to promote poetry and cultural exchange between local and foreign artists by Dr Christopher Okemwa in 2013. The annual festival features spoken-word, rap, song, poetry reading, oral poetry, music…

  • Kistrech International Poetry Festival 2019 kicks off in Nairobi.

    Kistrech International Poetry Festival 2019 kicks off in Nairobi.

    The Kistrech International Poetry Festival 2019 kicked off in Nairobi on September 7, 2019. The Kistrech International Poetry Festival was founded to promote poetry and cultural exchange between local and foreign artists by Dr Christopher Okemwa in 2013. The annual festival features spoken-word, rap, song, poetry reading, oral poetry, music instrument-playing, and other performances. Some…

  • Kistrech International Poetry Festival 2018 for October.

    Kistrech International Poetry Festival 2018 for October.

    The Kistrech International Poetry Festival 2018 is set to happen in a series of towns in Kenya from October 3-10. The Kistrech International Poetry Festival was founded by Dr Christopher Okemwa in 2013 to promote poetry and cultural exchange between local and foreign artists. The annual shebang sees spoken-word, rap, song, poetry reading, oral poetry,…

  • Chris Okemwa joins NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2024 jury

    Chris Okemwa joins NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2024 jury

    Chris Okemwa has joined the jury of the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature 2024; other jury members are Prof Saleh Adu (Chairman) alongside Prof Vicky Sylvester, Dr Igudia Osarobu, The Nigeria Prize for Literature worth US$100,000, sponsored annually by oil firm NLNG, has honoured Nigerian authors in the four genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and…

  • Literary Festivals and Book Fairs for Africans to look out for in 2024.

    Literary Festivals and Book Fairs for Africans to look out for in 2024.

    Here are Literary Festivals and Book Fairs for African writers and bibliophiles on the continent and the diaspora to look out for in 2024. Today, we give you a list of literary festivals and book fairs that you can attend this year. Please note that many of the dates have not been confirmed this early…

  • Recap 2023: African and Black Literature in 2023

    Recap 2023: African and Black Literature in 2023

    We look back at the literary scene across Africa and its diaspora from transitions, literary award winners, festivals, books, journals, and everything in between in 2023. In 2016, we started a series looking back at the year that passed which has since become a tradition here at this website. You can look at the recaps…

  • 2022 recap: new books and literary festivals (Part 2)

    2022 recap: new books and literary festivals (Part 2)

    We look back at the literary scene in 2022 in the second of a two-part series; in this post, we look at the new books from the continent and the literary festivals we covered. In 2016, we here at James Murua Literary introduced what we called the “Outstanding African Literary Awards” where we gave you…

  • Literary festivals across Africa you can attend in October 2019.

    Literary festivals across Africa you can attend in October 2019.

    We share with you a list of literary festivals you can attend across Africa in October 2019. September was a very activity-filled month of the year with festivals galore from the West with Kaduna Book and Arts Festival 2019 and the East with the Kistrech International Poetry Festival 2019, African Writers Conference 2019, Macondo Literary…

  • Literary festivals across Africa you can attend in September 2019.

    Literary festivals across Africa you can attend in September 2019.

    We share with you a list of literary festivals you can attend across Africa in September 2019. September might be the most hectic month on the African literary calendar this year with festivals hosted in many of the regions. In West Africa, bibliophiles can look forward to the Kaduna Book and Arts Festival 2019, also…

  • African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2019

    African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2019

    Covering the length and breadth of the continent, here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2019. This list is regularly updated as and when information becomes available. 2018 was a very literary festival-filled year for Africa. East Africa had a variety of festivals including the Hargeysa International Book Fair, the…

  • African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2018

    African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2018

    Here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2018. 2017 promised and delivered to literary feast of festivals in all corners of the continent. Writers and readers met and interacted in many different venues in many types of environments. Some like Kaduna Book and Arts Festival and Mboka Festival were new…

  • African literary events for October 2016

    African literary events for October 2016

    Here is a list of African literary events for October 2016. We keep updating. 3rd – 8th October 2016 Kistrech Poetry Festival 2016 Venue: Kisii University, Kisii. Tuesday, October 4 Kwani Open Mic present Ngartia Time: 7.00pm – 9.30pm Venue: The Phoenix Players, Parliament Rd, Inside Professional Centre Entry: Kes 300 at the door. Limited advance tickets only via…

  • Chris Okemwa is Kenyan Burt Award 2015 winner

    Chris Okemwa is Kenyan Burt Award 2015 winner

    Chris Okemwa was announced the winner of this year’s Burt Award 2015 at an invite-only ceremony at the Kempinski Nairobi on Friday night. He won the award which is aimed at literature for young adults for his manuscript titled Sabina and the Ogre. Okemwa isn’t new to the winning game. He was the 2002 Editor’s…