Celebrating East African Writing!

Wanawake wa Heri wa Winsa goes to India

Three shows in Bangalore, another two in Hyderabad and at the United World College in Pune, ecstatic audiences, and all in a language that  hardly anybody understands! How does it … Continue reading

November 28, 2012

Outside Looking In – A Writing Contest (Poetry or Short Prose)

Outside Looking In is a writing contest looking for the perspective of someone looking in.

Your main persona is either a

– foreigner who lives and works in Kenya

– kenyan living and working outside Kenya

Your entry can be poetry or short prose or a mixture of both.

November 28, 2012 · 2 Comments


It took one year for me to lose my kindness. When I’m driving along Peponi Road and the children ask me for money, I just say: Hakuna pesa, pole sana. I don’t have any money, sorry. And then I protect myself behind the tinted windows.

November 21, 2012

DrumBeats Manuscripts Submission

We invite manuscript submissions of love stories based on the guidelines attached. DrumBeats are passionate, sexy love stories from East Africa. They bring to life our very own memorable heroines … Continue reading

November 19, 2012

My Prayer So Far

Written by Virginia Kamau Nowadays I have a different prayer: Don’t keep me from trouble, Teach me how to walk through trouble. Don’t lift me up to the sky, Give … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Call For Applications for Residency: African Literary Writers

The Sylt Foundation calls all Writers of contemporary African literature to apply for the two month African Writer’s Residency, offered as part of the Sylt Foundation Residency Programme. One residency … Continue reading

November 19, 2012

Memories of the Storymoja Hay Festival 2012

“It was truly inspiring, not just to hear the writers gathered together, but to meet all the exceptional people we came across every day: performers, poets, schoolchildren, musicians – I felt we … Continue reading

November 12, 2012

Mogadishu – Then & Now [Book Launch]

A pictorial tribute to Africa’s most wounded city
Date: Thursday, November 22, 2012

Times: 6.30pm

Place: Istituto Italiano di Cultura

Organized by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura

November 10, 2012