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Do You Believe in Magic? 13 Year Old Novelist to Launch Book

Wouldn’t you just love to attend the book launch of MAGIC authored by a 13yr old youngest Kenyan novelist, Joseph Bokea, at Goethe Institute?


Come meet the author, listen to readings and get autographed books!
When: Saturday 18th July, 2015
Time: 10.30am – 1. 30pm
Entry: FREE!

You could read the author’s interview with Daily Nation here.

Storymoja is delighted to announce the launch of Joseph Bokea’s novel, Magic. The young writer is a student at Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi whose debut novel series, started from a dream he had at the age of 8yrs, when he discovered that he could not find as many books as he wished to read.

Magic, a spectacular fantasy fiction novel, is a story of Joe who is adopted into a family of green people. He lives in a castle with his friend Oak and his sister Ivy who spend their days studying with their teacher Master Leaf, to join the secret war against cruel and oppressive humans. They are joined by Emerald, who hate humans and wants to revenge for the murder of her parents. But as the war get deadlier, Joe and Emerald become closer, tension builds up. Joe is suspected as a traitor and a spy for the humans. Joe must then make a decision and on which side he will really choose.

Storymoja believes in nurturing creativity and creating a stronger reading culture in children. Your students will get an opportunity to interact with the young author, as well as learn the basics of writing through a creative writing workshop for children by Muthoni Garland, a children author, founder and CEO Storymoja whose novel was shortlisted for the 2006 Caine Prize . Entry is free. A copy of MAGIC book will be available for sale at a discounted price of 350 Ksh, and can be autographed by the author


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This entry was posted on July 14, 2015 by in Writer's Blog.
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