Tag: Stanley Gazemba

  • Stanley Gazemba’s “Forbidden Fruit” has gone to the United States

    Stanley Gazemba’s “Forbidden Fruit” has gone to the United States

    Stanley Gazemba’s Forbidden Fruit has taken a journey to the United States with The Mantle publishers. The book first emerged in 2003 as The Stone Hills of Maragoli. In 2003, a book was written by Kenyan writer Stanley Gazemba titled The Stone Hills of Maragoli which really excited its literary community. This was one of…

  • Etisalat Prize 2015 tour: winner and shortlistees invade Nairobi

    Etisalat Prize 2015 tour: winner and shortlistees invade Nairobi

    Etisalat Prize 2015 tour: The Etisalat Prize for Literature 2015 is set to hold a series of literary events in Nairobi from Wednesday, June 15th – Saturday, June 18th 2016. The event will be aimed at celebrating the shortlisted writers and winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature. The Etisalat Prize for Literature is…

  • Stanley Gazemba makes Wilbur Smith Adventure Award shortlist

    Stanley Gazemba makes Wilbur Smith Adventure Award shortlist

    Stanely Gazemba is one of the writers who have made the shortlists for the inaugural Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. Its not the first time that Stanely Gazemba is in the running for a prize that he went on to win. In 2003, he was in the running for the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature…

  • Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor wins Jomo Kenyatta Prize for literature 2015

    Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor wins Jomo Kenyatta Prize for literature 2015

    Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor is the winner of the adult English category of the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for literature 2015 for her book Dust. The writer has been having a good run with this her debut novel which is also in the running for the FT/Oppenheimer Fund Emerging Voices. She has gotten nominations and shortlists for…

  • Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2015 shortlists announced

    Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2015 shortlists announced

    The Kenya Publishers Association has announced its shortlists for this year’s edition of the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature. The prize, which is handed out once every two years, is in the following categories; English adult, Kiswahili adult, English Youth, Kiswahili Youth, English children’s, and Kiswahili children’s. One author who always features at this award…

  • Daystar Creatives 2015 guest list gets bigger

    Daystar Creatives 2015 guest list gets bigger

    I talked about the Daystar Creatives 2015 last year. This is a project where students of Daystar University get to meet up with writers, media personalities, bloggers, publishers, and editors for several weeks. The idea is for them to learn how to make a career from being a creative in Kenya. The Daystar Creatives will…

  • Stanley Gazemba’s latest book Callused Hands is out

    Stanley Gazemba’s latest book Callused Hands is out

    Writer Stanley Gazemba is one of the more respected writers on the Kenyan literary scene. His most-known book is The Stone Hills of Maragoli which won the Jomo Kenyatta Literary Prize in 2003, one of Kenya‘s most prestigious literary awards. Apart from this award winner he has written many titles for both adults and children…