Category: Podcast

  • African Literary Podcast Episode 16: Chimeka Garricks.

    African Literary Podcast Episode 16: Chimeka Garricks.

    The African Literary Podcast interviews Chimeka Garricks as part of our Afrolit Sans Frontières series. Chimeka Garricks is a lawyer, editor, and ghost copywriter. His fiction includes the acclaimed novel, Tomorrow Died Yesterday, and the collection of short stories, A Broken People’s Playlist. The collection which he wrote with the aid of music while trying…

  • African Literary Podcast Episode 14: Kenyan novelist Makena Maganjo (sponsored by Prestige Books)

    African Literary Podcast Episode 14: Kenyan novelist Makena Maganjo (sponsored by Prestige Books)

    The African Literary Podcast, sponsored by Nairobi-based Prestige Books, interviews Kenyan novelist Makena Maganjo. A few weeks ago, Makena Maganjo’s debut novel South B’s finest about life in a Nairobi estate over a few decades launched at the Goethe-Institut. The book has since gotten rave reviews from a writer very few had heard about before…

  • African Literary Podcast 13: Lauren Beukes from Sharjah International Book Fair (with Prestige Books).

    African Literary Podcast 13: Lauren Beukes from Sharjah International Book Fair (with Prestige Books).

    The African Literary Podcast episode 13, sponsored by  Prestige Books, interviews South African novelist, short story writer, journalist and television scriptwriter Lauren Beukes from the Sharjah International Book Fair 2018. Lauren Beukes is the author of the books Maverick: Extraordinary Women From South Africa’s Past (2004), Moxyland (2008), Zoo City (2010), The Shining Girls (2013),…

  • The African Literary Podcast 12: Kinyanjui Kombani interview (sponsored by Prestige Books)

    The African Literary Podcast 12: Kinyanjui Kombani interview (sponsored by Prestige Books)

    The African Literary Podcast’s episode twelfth sponsored by Nairobi-based Prestige Books features an interview with Kinyanjui Kombani. In Episode 12, we have an interview with Kinyanjui Kombani a writer of fiction for all ages. Kombani has two novels in The Last Villains of Molo and Den of Inequities has written several books for children and…

  • African Literary Podcast returns with Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor interview, Prestige Books as sponsor

    African Literary Podcast returns with Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor interview, Prestige Books as sponsor

    The African Literary Podcast has returned with an Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor interview. The return of the series is sponsored by Nairobi-based Prestige Books. The new season of the African Literary Podcast has returned with an exclusive interview with Kenyan novelist Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor conducted in a little café by Lavington Mall, Nairobi. She talks about…

  • Exit “Not Another Book Podcast.” Enter the “Books & Rhymes” Podcast.

    Exit “Not Another Book Podcast.” Enter the “Books & Rhymes” Podcast.

    The “Not Another Book Podcast” announced the end of their run as a podcast on August 13, 2019. Fortunately, we have the “Books & Rhymes” Podcast to keep us company. In 2018, a new podcast called “Not Another Book Podcast” was set up by BookShyBooks who runs the BookShyBooks.com blog, writer and poet PostColonialChild, and…

  • South African literary podcast “Cheeky Natives” turned two this May.

    South African literary podcast “Cheeky Natives” turned two this May.

    South African literary podcast “Cheeky Natives,” run by Dr Alma-Nalisha Cele and Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane, turned two this May. The Cheeky Natives is a literary podcast focused on the review, curatorship and archiving of black literature run by Dr Alma-Nalisha Cele and Letlhogonolo Mokgoroane. Dr Cele is a doctor in public practice while Mokgoroane is a…

  • African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episodes 2 and 3

    African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episodes 2 and 3

    In the African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 2 and 3 we give you the audio of Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s keynote address and eulogise Zimbabwe author and poet Charles Mungoshi. We give you more African Literary Podcast with two episodes back to back. In the first of these, we share the audio of the Mukoma…

  • Kevin Mwachiro’s “Nipe Story” Podcast is one year old.

    Kevin Mwachiro’s “Nipe Story” Podcast is one year old.

    The Nipe Story Podcast hosted by Kenyan journalist, poet, and writer Kevin Mwachiro is one year old. There aren’t enough Podcasts or other media that cover the African literary scene; this especially applies to those that feature stories in audio form for would-be readers. The sad part is Podcasts come and vanish just as they show…

  • African Literary Podcast Episode 7.

    African Literary Podcast Episode 7.

    Welcome to African Literary Podcast Episode 7 where we give you news from the African literary scene. As we have done previously, we look at new books to check out, news from the awards scene, literary festivals, and callouts for writers. We wrap it up with an interview I conducted with South African writer Mohale…

  • African Literary Podcast Episode 6.

    African Literary Podcast Episode 6.

    Welcome to the African Literary Podcast Episode 6. In this episode, tell give you news from the African literary scene on awards to the books that are recently out or on their way both fiction and nonfiction. You will also find an interview with Pede Hollist featured in the second section of the Podcast. Book…

  • African Literary Podcast Episode 4

    African Literary Podcast Episode 4

    In the African Literary Podcast Episode 4, I speak about the Graywolf Press Africa Prize 2018, Hugo Awards, Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2018, The Sunday Times Literary Awards 2018, and the California Book Award 2018. We also preview very cool books to put on your reading list this month. I also feature an interview with…

  • African Literary Podcast Episode 3

    African Literary Podcast Episode 3

    Welcome to Episode 3. Thank you everyone for liking and sharing the podcast on all social media platforms so far. Just like in previous episodes, I’ll start with the news section followed by an interview with Barbados/Nigeria/South Africa writer Yewande Omotoso from the side lines of Time of the Writer 2018.  This week we are…

  • African literary Podcast Episode 2

    African literary Podcast Episode 2

    This podcast has been divided into three general sections starting with a news section in two part. That will be followed by the book review of A General Theory Of Oblivion by Angolan writer Jose Eduardo Agualusa. The last part will be an interview with centre for creative arts acting director Chipo Zhou. You can…

  • New African Literary Podcast on the scene. Ours.

    New African Literary Podcast on the scene. Ours.

    We here at JamesMurua.com have embarked on a new journey as we set up a new podcast for your enjoyment. JamesMurua.com was started shine a light on the African literary scene in all its glory. We have posted hundreds of blogs about our scene telling you who, what, when, where, why and how. We have…