Literary prizes in Kenya: Mabati-Cornell Kiswahili Prize for African Literature

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 It is awarded to the best unpublished manuscripts or books in Kiswahili published within two years of the award.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

LITERARY PRIZES IN KENYA: UBUNIFU PRIZE FOR KISWAHILI 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

LITERARY PRIZES IN KENYA: BURT AWARD FOR AFRICAN YOUNG ADULT 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

The Eyeball Expert: Mike Sanse mysteries #1

Copyright ©2017 by Anthony Mugo Chapter One ‘Centre for excellence,’ Pai said as he drove through the gates of Shalom Junior School. ‘Well, substitute “excellence” with “murder”.’ The moment Pai pulled up near the flag mast a bespectacled man hurried towards the car. But for the black suspenders the man was all white; white suit, … Continue reading The Eyeball Expert: Mike Sanse mysteries #1