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Why Ngugi and our 'conservative' writers are off the mark on Kenya's tribalism

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This is factual: I was in Class Eight at a rural primary school called Oneno-Nam in 1992. This was in Muhoroni Constituency, Kisumu County.

From Kilimani to socialites, our new man at money maker risks abduction
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This Central Bank Governor designate Pato must be one of a man; the dawa we require so bad especially at a time when the shilling is losing to the dollar.

Different worlds, ages but same oppression
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Vera; or, The Nihilists-the first Oscar Wilde play-found its way to Alliance Fran├žaise last weekend.

Ngugi's secret to becoming a great writer
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Someone once said there could never be too much of a good thing. Prof Ngugi wa Thiong’o has travelled back to the US, yet he said much about writing while he was around for the last two weeks

50 years later, we still cannot face our children and whisper, 'Weep Not, Child'
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Weep Not Child was published in 1964, a year before I was born. I have a special relationship to it, not only because my father wrote it but because of the images it conjures every time I hear the title, Weep Not, Child.

CNN award winner Joseph Mathenge in US
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CNN Multichoice Africa Journalist of the Year overall winner Joseph Mathenge arrived in Atlanta, Georgia, in the US last week for a three-week fellowship at the CNN Centre.

Kenyan thriller premieres in Nairobi
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A homegrown Kenyan thriller titled 'Betrayal' was staged for the first time at the Alliance Francaise in Nairobi last week.

Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s two weeks of enchantment
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Africa’s most famous living author Ngugi wa Thiong’o leaves the country this evening to continue his global tour, heading out to Latin America and later the Caribbean, only hours after delivering his last public lecture aptly titled, Planes Must Fly.

Big win for filmmakers as State announces tax cut on cameras
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Filmmakers are set to reap big after Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich announced zero-rating on film equipment imports.

Even words can sing: Lessons from my father's tribulations
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I was born eight years after publication of Weep Not,Child in 1972. Eight years after that, my father was forced into political exile.

‘Weep Not, Child’: A cross generational conversation
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Even before I was old enough to read adult literature, I had always liked the lyricism in the titles of two of my father’s books; Weep Not, Child and A Grain of Wheat.

Tireless pursuits of Kenya’s two great authors
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In July 2004, when Africa’s greatest living writer returned to Kenya after 22 years in exile, his local publisher, without any sense of irony, organised his tour around the theme of ‘reviving the spirit.’

New 'Fifty Shades of Grey' novel out this month shows Christian's view
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E.L. James, author of the hugely successful "Fifty Shades of Grey" erotic novels, has written a new entry in the series that takes the point of view of its male character, Christian Grey, publisher Vintage Books said on Monday.

Don’t let self-doubt kill your writing ambition
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Jack London, an American author, once said, ‘You cannot wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.’ I know you have been reading this column, getting excited and saying I should do this; I should be writing.

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