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
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
The Day of the Imprisoned Writer was started by PEN International in 1981 to recognize authors who face repression and imprisonment for their work. It has been observed on 15 November every year since then. This year, one of members of the project – Nicklas Hållén – was invited to participate in a public talk … More Day of the Imprisoned Writer
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Interview with Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Linnaeus University, Sweden. Here we are talking about our research project with the Concurrences research project and centre of excellence at Linnaeus University.
The FunDza Literacy Trust is a highly significant contributor to the growth of literacy in South Africa. It operates several simultaneous projects, including bursaries for trainee teachers, and teacher developers, among other projects. Of particular significance is its story project aimed at youth readers. This is an online story platform, whose format is 4-7 … More Guest Blog: Karen Lazar on FunDza Literacy Trust, South Africa
African Story Book is an online digital collection of over 843 African Story Books. These are not only free and open access, but also are open for readers to translate or adapt themselves. As such, the Story Books collected on the site cover an astonishing 116 languages and, currently, the site links to over 3861 … More African Story Book