Author: Prestige Bookshop

  • 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
  • Tsitsi Dangarembga: Coming Full Circle by Zukiswa Wanner

    Title: This Mournable Body Author: Tsitsi Dangarembga Publisher: Graywolf Press Reviewed by: Zukiswa Wanner Pages: 284 Cost: 1,650   In the early hours of Sunday morning, at 0246hrs to be precise, I sent a WhatsApp text to a bookish friend who often shares the same taste with me in literature: I’m on p57 of This
  • Zukiswa Wanner’s Review of House of Stone: A Nation’s Open Secret Told in Fiction

    A Nation’s Open Secret Told in Fiction Title: House of Stone Author: Novuyo Rosa Tshuma Publisher: Atlantic Books Cost: 1850/   I am a man on a mission. A vocation, call it, to remake the past, and a wish to fashion all that has been into being and becoming. So says Novuyo Rosa Tshuma’s protagonist