Churchill Show dispenses with the usual to bring back Moi days on Kenyan TV

By Chesi Lumasia, a visiting Rhodes University student at Uppsala University Since the liberalization of the media in the 1990s in Kenya, there has been an explosion of comedy among other cultural productions on the Kenyan mainstream media, alternative media and the new media of the Internet. Among the many comedy shows that Kenyans look … More Churchill Show dispenses with the usual to bring back Moi days on Kenyan TV

A Story in Motion: Author Haroun Risa talks to African Street Literature

By Rodney Likaku Haroun Risa believes in “using what you have” in the moment “to get what you want done”. One is inclined to believe him: he has recently written, packaged, published, and marketed his debut novel Mombasa Raha, My Foot almost single-handedly. The novel, like the author is a narrative in literal motion. Haroun … More A Story in Motion: Author Haroun Risa talks to African Street Literature

Genre-hustling in Nairobi: Author Sheila Bosire talks to African Street Literature

By Ashleigh Harris Sheila Bosire describes herself as a “career writer” mostly interested in literary fiction, which is a brave career choice in Nairobi, where fiction is clearly on the decline. Bosire describes literary fiction as a “niche market” in Kenya and this supports the impression I have had when talking to a variety of … More Genre-hustling in Nairobi: Author Sheila Bosire talks to African Street Literature