Author: Prestige Bookshop

  • Manchester Happened: Jennifer Makumbi Launches Second book in Nairobi.

     Last week, Jennifer Makumbi, the internationally acclaimed writer of Kintu, launched her second book Manchester Happened in Nairobi, Kenya. This began her long awaited East African tour that was set for May. She started with Nairobi on the 9th and 10th of May, immediately traveled to Kigali, Rwanda on the 11th of May and is
  • The World’s First Launch of The Dragonfly Sea; An Event to Remember

    Last Friday, on the first of March, 2019, Yvonne Adhiambo Owour launched her second book, The Dragonfly Sea, for the first time ever in the entire world. She honoured us by launching it at Prestige bookshop with an open audience and a mini panel discussion. Nairobi was not prepared for the explosive event that took
  • The Dragonfly Sea by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor   This Friday (1st March) Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor will launch her second novel, The Dragonfly Sea at Prestige Bookshop. A befitting homecoming to a Kenyan literary star, this will be the first launch of the book anywhere in the world. The event will take place between 5 and
  • Kenya’s 100 Bestsellers in 2018

    The top 100 Bestsellers in Kenya of 2018 2018 has been a good year for Kenyan readers and writers. With new local works like Biko Zulu’s “Drunk,” and Sunny Bindra’s “The Bigger Deal” and new international works like Michelle Obama’s long coveted Becoming and Robert Green’s Laws of Human nature, the list below shares Kenyan’s
  • Man-Booker Prize 2018: Best Picks

    The Man-Booker 2018 An award that celebrates the finest fiction has to offer. The Oscars for literature if you may. Tuxedos, fancy venue, and royalty make up the Man Booker Prize evening each year. This award has the power to set the spotlight on astonishingly underrated authors. I probably would not have found authors like