Started by Professor Mukoma Wa Ngugi and Dr. Lizzy Attree in 2014, the Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature is a joint effort between Cornell University and Mabati Rolling Mills. It is awarded to the best unpublished manuscripts or books in Kiswahili published within two years of the award. Poetry, fiction, memoirs and graphic novels … Continue reading Literary prizes in Kenya: Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature
Description The prize aims to nurture and promote creativity in Kiswahili. It was started in 2015 by the French Embassy, Spotlight Publishers and the Nation Media Group. The winning submission gets a million shillings, is published by Spotlight Publishers and is translated into French for publication in France. The first and second runners up are … Continue reading LITERARY PRIZES IN KENYA: UBUNIFU PRIZE FOR KISWAHILI LITERATURE
Description Sponsored by CODE and made possible by the generosity of William (Bill) Burt and the Literary Prizes Foundation, the Burt Award addresses an ongoing shortage of relevant, quality books for young people while promoting a love of reading and learning at the upper primary and secondary school levels. Launched in Tanzania in 2008, it … Continue reading LITERARY PRIZES IN KENYA: BURT AWARD FOR AFRICAN YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE
Copyright ©2017 by Anthony Mugo All Rights Reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means including information storage and retrieval systems – except in the case of brief quotations in articles or reviews – without the permission in writing from its publisher, Anthony … Continue reading Blame it on the Stars
I need not ask whether you love chicken because I know you do. Possibly, you are tearing one apart as I write this. If you are a sufferer of Jah like Wizard you could be salivating over a somersaulting one behind a window pane. And no, I am not just addressing Waingo to whom chickens … Continue reading Wizard in trouble as the hunter becomes the hunted.
Pythagoras sir, you prophesized that I would remember you one day. Today is the day. Good people, meet Mr. Muchai alias Pythagoras, my maths teacher at Githioro Primary School. Oh yeah, you guessed right: Muchai inherited his nickname from an extraordinary resident of Samos in Greece who started the Pythagoras Theorem, a gospel that my … Continue reading The exam scandal