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  1. PRIME Austin Bukenya: Dr Masakhwe’s stormy sailing a unique challenge to us

    Dr Masakhwe's autobiography narrates his adventurous and arduous journey from abject poverty to the top of academic echelons.

    Sailing in Storms
  2. Sailing in Storms: My Story as a person living with disability

    A story of overcoming incredible obstacles placed in the way of a person by the society just because he is physically disabled.

    Phitalis Were Masakhwe
  3. PRIME Vital leadership lessons from trail-blazing prisons reformist

    Leadership Through the Eyes of a Prisons Officer is a veritable manual on management and leadership.

    Wanini Kireri
  4. Art installation explores concepts of beauty

    Wambui Kamiru Collymore calls into question both the concept of beauty and its practice by African women.

  5. Art as a way of moving up in the world

    He’s a self-confessed former pickpocket and ex-con who only fell into crime when the going got rough, and his poverty led to his believing he had no other choice but crime.

  6. PRIME This is the story of the University of Nairobi

    A look at the book 'Fountain of Knowledge: A History of the University of Nairobi'.

    University of Nairobi
  7. PRIME Leonard Mambo: My scary clash with coup plotters

    Veteran broadcaster captures his harrowing experience of failed coup of 1982 in an autobiography titled Je, huu ni Uungwana?

    Leonard Mambo Mbotela
  8. PRIME Austin Bukenya: ‘King’ John Sibi-Okumu wields his sceptre with ‘Collected Plays’

    The central theme of Sibi-Okumu’s Collected Plays is who we are, where we are and where we are going.

    John Sibi-Okumu
  9. Flight attendant: My 39 years working for Kenya Airways

    Retired flight attendant, packs a riveting account of his life working for Kenya Airways for 39 years.

    Life in the Sky
  10. Learn to do things at your own pace

    A look at ‘In Praise of Slowness’ by Carl Honore.

    In Praise of Slowness
  11. Publishers should allow young achievers to pen their memoirs

    Stories abound of authors who opted for mainstream publishing and had to endure long waits to have their books roll off the press.

  12. Austin Bukenya: About being mixed race, and what Khaminwa told Senghor

    The cancer of racism continues to rage unabated, to the detriment of so-called “people of colour” everywhere, and the whole of decent humanity.

    John Khaminwa
  13. Matu Wamae: How we defeated Kanu in 2002

    Veteran politician’s memoirs detail how Raila Odinga’s famous ‘Kibaki Tosha’ helped turn the tide against Daniel arap Moi.

    Matu Wamae
  14. New KICD rules leave book publishers, authors in a bind

    Selection rules required publishers to submit typed manuscripts without the names of the author.

    Prof Charles Ochieng’ Ong’ondo
  15. PRIME Tom Mboya: The man Kenya can never forget

    Tom Mboya will always remain as that leader who provokes us to always think of what could have been.

    Tom Mboya
  16. PRIME For politicians looking for survival, read Bibi biography

    Netanyahu may no longer be calling shots in Tel Aviv right now but his legacy will shadow Israel for some time to come.

    Benjamin Netanyahu
  17. PRIME Has Ngugi wa Thiong’o turned his back on Kiswahili?

    Literature don’s ideology on African languages seems to give more favour to Gikuyu than Swahili.

    Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  18. Book Club: Sunday Brunch Book Club

    I started a book club in March 2019. It was from a place of “I have read so much and it would be wonderful if I could connect with others who have read similar books and together draw lessons and...

  19. A look at Stanley Mwenda’s ‘Chronicles of a Village Surgeon’

    The book offers insight into life in village with themes like alternative medicine and belief in witchcraft

    Aruyaru Stanley Mwenda
  20. Why literary texts are still vital in the Kenyan education system

    Creative writing should be offered as a subject to complement literature if we are to produce serious writers.

    Literature student
  21. Kiswahili poet, writer Haji Gora takes his final bow

    The poet, who was born in 1933 on Tumbatu island in the Zanzibari archipelago, died last week aged 88.

    Haji Gora Haji
  22. PRIME Tough life for budding authors selling their own books

    Self-published authors resort to creative means of distributing their works in order to penetrate the market.

    Book vendors
  23. PRIME Why literature should be taken more seriously

    Downgrading literature means we will end up with graduates who can barely communicate in English.

    Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  24. Writers group fulfills big dream of own bookshop

    Writers Guild Bookshop stock books exclusively by Kenyan and African writers.

    Gabriel Dinda
  25. PRIME When Dad dies: Chimamanda grapples with grief in new book

    In the elegy to her father James Nwoye Adichie, Nigerian writer delves into sorrow and memory.

    Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  26. PRIME Daniel Gachukia’s story of belonging to two cultures

    Gachukia’s story of being Kikuyu and Kamba at the same time is a story of the prospects of a postcolonial Kenya.

    Daniel Gachukia
  27. Bukenya: Affirmative action - Makerere women grab majority shares

    Makerere’s motto is “We build for the future”. That future will be glorious if gender equity is part of it.

    Makerere University
  28. Art movement to give Nairobi a facelift through all murals

    Artists to be given a chance to showcase their talent and promote safety and beauty in the city.

    Bomb Squad team
  29. PRIME Sh20,000 for this book? No problem, I’ll buy it

    A look at Kenyans who do not mind buying that very expensive book.

    Book reader
  30. Why Kiraitu has no apologies to make and no songs to fake

    Being a poet, writer and accomplished lawyer, the Governor of Meru, is more nimble with words and imagery than a monkey in a forest.

    Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi
  31. Prophetic poetry and majestic guns of the Chadian liberators

    President Idriss Deby, who had just won a sixth term in a row, goes and gets himself killed in a battle with rebels seeking to overthrow him.

  32. Untold stories of Goan Africans in making of Kenyan nation

    ‘Twilight of the Exiles’ deepens our understanding of how ravages of nationalism, misrule and corruption affected a minority community.

     ‘Twilight of the Exiles’
  33. Our obsession with exam results doesn’t always tally with reality

    One needs more than just good grades or high IQ to be successful in life.

    George Magoha
  34. Austin Bukenya: Why I’m sharing my Christmas tender moments and wonders

    In the case of 2020, one may justifiably wonder whether there is anything worth celebrating in it.

  35. By the Book: Jane Ngunjiri

    I’m currently reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and working on my second book.

  36. Are local publishers on their last chapter?

    With schools closed due to Covid-19, firms are weighing options as stacks of books gather dust in warehouses.

  37. By the Book: Lesalon Kasaine

    I am very observant and I mostly live in my imagination.

  38. By the Book: Glory Abah

    Glory Abah is a Nigerian writer and a creative writing coach.

  39. Book sales soar as French lockdown eases

    Even so, overall, sales were 60 percent down compared the corresponding period in 2019.

  40. By the Book: Jacob Aliet

    Jacob Aliet is the author of Shoreline Origins, Magnolia Flower, First Encounters, The Photographer, and Levant Church which is his latest work of fiction.

  41. Book Review: Who Will Catch Us as We Fall

    Whatever the book lacks in proper Kiswahili phrases, it makes up for in the vivid descriptions of the city.

  42. Mike Mburu: I don’t believe that Kenyans don’t read

    'I have worked at Kwani Trust for 13 years now.'

  43. By the Book: Yidana Waterz

    Waterz Yidana is a 33-year-old award winning Ghanaian playwright, poet and essayist.

  44. By the Book: Misky Nur Abdullahi

    Misky Nur Abdullahi, 19, is a poet from Mandera County.

  45. Kenyan blogger James Murua to judge Caine Prize

    Only five stories will be chosen by the judges.


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