Tag: Mukoma Wa Ngugi

  • Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s “Nairobi Heat” out in French in April 2018

    Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s “Nairobi Heat” out in French in April 2018

    Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s debut novel Nairobi Heat is set to be unveiled as a translation in French in April. His other book The Rise of the African Novel is also out there for you. Author and academic Mukoma Wa Ngugi is not unfamiliar to readers of this blog. His debut novel Nairobi Heat, published by…

  • Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2016 submission callout

    Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature 2016 submission callout

    The Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature was founded by Mukoma Wa Ngugi and Lizzy Attree in 2014 to promote writing in African languages and encourage translation from, between, and into African languages. Alongside the announcements for the winners of the Mabati Cornell Prize this year, a call for submissions for the 2016 edition…

  • Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili prize for African Literature submission rules

    Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili prize for African Literature submission rules

    Mukoma Wa Ngugi and Lizzy Attree announced the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili for African Literature at the Ake Festival last year. Whoever would win it would be doing a bit of travelling and get some chance to do as they would like. Folks like myself would probably buy more books. And beer. Is there a need for…

  • Writivism Short Story Prize 2015 is coming

    Writivism Short Story Prize 2015 is coming

    The short story prizes are lining up with the latest one on the block being the Writivism Short Story Prize. The panel of judges for this year’s prize will be chaired by Chika Unigwe. The judges include Mukoma wa Ngugi, Ainehi Edoro, Tendai Huchu, and Rachel Zadok. Entries for the short story prize will be…

  • Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature is here

    Mabati Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature is here

    Kiswahili is the most important language in the East African region having been born on the Indian Ocean coast and rapidly spreading inland. The language is spoken in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, the eastern part of the DRC, and Mozambique. Today a new prize for those who write the language was announced at the Ake Festival…

  • A review of Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s Killing Sahara (Black Star Nairobi)

    A review of Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s Killing Sahara (Black Star Nairobi)

    Book: Killing Sahara (Black Star Nairobi) Author: Mukoma Wa Ngugi Publisher: Kwela Books Year of publication: 2013 Number of pages: 229 Genre: Crime fiction We have met Ishmael Fofona the African American detective in African literature before. He was introduced to us by Mukoma Wa Ngugi when he wrote his first major book Nairobi Heat…

  • Ngugi Wa Thiong’o family for debut joint festival appearance

    Ngugi Wa Thiong’o family for debut joint festival appearance

    Kenyan writer Ngugi Wa Thiong’o will at the end of the month appear at a festival for the first time with his writer kids Mukoma Wa Ngugi and Wanjiku Wa Ngugi in Jamaica. Ngugi Wa Thiong’o needs no introduction but if you are wondering who he is just google. His son Mukoma Wa Ngugi has…

  • A Review of Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s Nairobi Heat

    A Review of Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s Nairobi Heat

    Book: Nairobi Heat Author: Mukoma Wa Ngugi Publisher: Spear Books Year of publishing: 2009 Number of pages: 212 Nairobi Heat is the debut novel of Cornell literature professor Mukoma Wa Ngugi and it was published by Spear Books in 2009. The book speaks of black African American police Detective Ishmael Fofona who is investigating the…