New African Literary Podcast on the scene. Ours.

We here at have embarked on a new journey as we set up a new podcast for your enjoyment. 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 run for the last five or so years and our work has been welcomed by many of its subscribers some of whom have described it as a breath of fresh air in the African publishing industry.

We have been mulling about a new direction for a while now and can finally unveil the new product; our podcast. The podcast which is hosted on Anchor is simply the “African Literary Podcast” and will give you news and reviews from across the African continent. At the moment we can only commit to hosting one podcast a week.

The first of our podcasts we call “The Journey Begins” speaks about what happened in the past week including book launches, a conference and a look forward to the new week. We also do a mini review of Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s third novel Mrs Shaw. Check out the 18 minute podcast below. We would appreciate your opinion on the first outing with an eye to improving it for listeners.

What do you think we could improve on? What is missing from the show?



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5 responses to “New African Literary Podcast on the scene. Ours.”

  1. Bwandungi avatar

    I’m so excited about this. Now sssshhhhhhhhh everyone while I listen!

    (please also consider putting it on itunes/soundcloud/whatsapp. We need everyone listening to this podcast!!)

    You have a great video voice and your award and book reviews were interesting. Feels like I’m listening to a friend. Thank you for doing this and please more us!

    1. James Murua avatar
      James Murua

      Thank you Bwandugi. I will improve the podcast consistently so you want to keep coming back.

  2. Peter Nawa avatar
    Peter Nawa

    Nice podcast I enjoyed. In terms of additions having a few guests once in a while would be great as well as writing competitions and opportunities that you find, as well as upcoming deadlines.

    1. James Murua avatar
      James Murua

      Thanks for the comment Peter. I’ll be informing listeners of opportunities in future so you need to keep coming back for future episodes. 🙂

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