Tag: Macondo Literary Festival 2019

  • A snapshot of the Macondo Literary Festival 2019.

    A snapshot of the Macondo Literary Festival 2019.

    The Macondo Literary Festival 2019 happened at the Kenya Cultural Centre in Nairobi from September 27-29, 2019. The festival theme was “Re-imagining Africa’s histories through literature.” “Macondo” is a fictional place where magical things happen in Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Márquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude. This name was adopted by award-winning novelist…

  • Novelist Novuyo Rosa Tshuma thrills in Nairobi city tour.

    Novelist Novuyo Rosa Tshuma thrills in Nairobi city tour.

    Novuyo Rosa Tsuma thrilled Nairobi residents as she made appearances at a series of events from September 26-29, 2019. Novuyo Rosa Tsuma is no new name in the contemporary African literary scene. The writer is currently riding high with House of Stone (2018), a novel set during the Gukurahundi, a series of massacres of Ndebele…

  • Novuyo Rosa Tsuma to tour Nairobi in late September 2019.

    Novuyo Rosa Tsuma to tour Nairobi in late September 2019.

    Novuyo Rosa Tsuma will be making appearances at the Goethe-Institut, Macondo Literary Festival, and a Meet The Readers session in Nairobi on September 26 – 29, 2019. Novuyo Rosa Tsuma came to the attention of the Southern African literary scene when her short story You in Paradise won the Intwasa Short Story Competition (now the…

  • Lusophone, Anglophone authors to converge on Nairobi for Macondo Literary Festival.

    Lusophone, Anglophone authors to converge on Nairobi for Macondo Literary Festival.

    Writers who write in English and Portuguese are set to converge on Nairobi for the first Macondo Literary Festival to take place from September 27-29, 2019. “Macondo” is a fictional place where magical things happen in the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Márquez. This magical place was adopted…