Kenya Hosts Prestigious Authors

(Last Updated On: June 30, 2014)
Africa’s most prestigious literary prize, the Etisalat Prize for Literature has
collaborated with Kwani Trust for a weekend of literary events in Nairobi over the weekend.
The Meet the Writers event included a panel discussion hosted by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (OBE) with the three shortlisted writers of the 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature, NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), author of We Need New Names and winner of the 2013 edition, Yewande Omotoso (Nigeria/South Africa), author of Bom Boy, and Karen Jennings (South Africa), author of Finding Soutbek.
NoViolet Bulawayo, Yewande Omotoso and Karen Jennings will also featured at the Kwani? Sunday Salon alongside Ugandan writer, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, following the recent launch of her debut novel in Kampala, Kintu, published by Kwani Trust.
Other featured writers at this event include Kwani? managing editor Billy Kahora and Okwiri Oduor, both shortlisted for the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing.
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