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  • How Lola Shoneyin, Abubakar Ibrahim, Ayobami Adebayo, Elnathan John Stormed Prestige Bookshop

    In the past decade, African writing has gone through a Renaissance. More than ever, African literary voices are being read all over the world. This growth has been spurred in part by readers across the continent who want stories about themselves reflected in fiction that is current while not ignoring history. Prestige Bookshop in Nairobi
  • Kenya’s Top 2017 Reads

    1. The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives by Lola Shoneyin  (KES 1,350) To the dismay of her ambitious mother, Bolanle marries into a polygamous family, where she is the fourth wife of a rich, rotund patriarch, Baba Segi. She is a graduate and therefore a great prize, but even graduates must produce children and her
  • Turtles All the Way Down: A Review

    Title: Turtles All the Way Down Author: John Green ISBN: 9780241335437 Page count: 304 Pages Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers     John Green‘s 2012 novel ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ was a runaway bestseller that spawned a critically acclaimed movie of the same name. His books have resonated with young readers worldwide not
  • I’m Judging You: A Review

    Title: I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual Author: Luvvie Ajayi ISBN: 9781627796064 Page count: 256 Pages Publisher:  Holt Paperbacks   Luvvie Ajayi has been a popular blogger writing about topical issues in society. Her latest book is a commentary on the plethora of social issues that confound almost everyone that has to navigate both social
  • Soft Magic: A Review

    Title: Soft Magic Author: Upile Chisala ISBN: 9781516967889 Page count: 122 Pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform   Upile Chisala is a Malawian poet whose debut collection although slim, covers expansive issues in new and innovative ways. Her poetry explores self, her black identity, womanhood, the experience of the black immigrant, coming to terms with