Tag: Billy Kahora

  • Writers make it a memorable Sunday Salon

    Writers make it a memorable Sunday Salon

    That Eric Wainaina place that used to be called Kifaru Gardens and is now called Elephant House was where all the roads led to on Sunday afternoon for the literary inclined for Sunday Salon. The Sunday Salon is an event where literature fans got to hear writers read their own work in a relaxed environment.…

  • The British are coming! (Granta young novelists in town)

    The British are coming! (Granta young novelists in town)

    The Sunday Salon was a really great event that debuted a few years ago and was the brainchild of our old friends from the Kwani Trust. The event usually had several writers read their works at the Kengeles in Lavington on a Sunday afternoon. It’s a pretty quiet setting so you could interact with what…

  • Introducing the Etisalat Africa prize for literature

    Introducing the Etisalat Africa prize for literature

    Alrighty folks. Here is another prize for you to try and get your mitts on if you fancy yourself a writer of no mean repute. Wednesday saw the introduction of the Etisalat Prize for African Literature in Lagos Nigeria. Yes, the Nigeria that beat our Harambee Stars at the football yesterday. This new prize from…

  • The Return of the Storymoja Hay Festival

    The Return of the Storymoja Hay Festival

    The Storymoja Hay Festival is back. The event is set to hit Nairobi on 13-16th September at the National Museum of Kenya. I first attended the festival in 2009 when it was but a thing at the Impala grounds. During those ages when dinosaurs roamed the earth and the phones of choice were Blackberry (smart)…