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I explore the African literary scene.

James Murua James Murua

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I explore the African literary scene.

    African Literary Podcast Episode 7

    African Literary Podcast Episode 7

     Welcome to African Literary Podcast Episode 7 where we give you news from the African literary scene. As we have done previously, we look at new books to check out, news from the awards scene, literary festivals, and callouts for writers. 

    • 12 min
    African Literary Podcast Episode 7 - Mohale Mashigo

    African Literary Podcast Episode 7 - Mohale Mashigo

     South African writer Mohale Mashigo talks about her work on her novel The Yearning, how she got to work on South Africa’s first comic superhero Kwezi, writing a book from a movie as well as a few writers she recommends. 

    • 8 min
    African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 3 - Charles Mungoshi

    African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 3 - Charles Mungoshi

    In the African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 3 we eulogise Zimbabwe author, poet and actor Charles Mungoshi who passed away on February 16, 2019.

    • 2 min
    African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 2

    African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 2

    In Episode 2 Season 2, we give you the lecture that was given by author, poet, and scholar Mukoma Wa Ngugi at the St Paul's University in Limuru on Thursday, February 7, 2019. The address was on the relationship between Africans and African Americans.

    • 43 min
    African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 1

    African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 1

    The African Literary Podcast by James Murua returns for season 2 after a few months. This first episode follows what happened in 2018 saying goodbye to those who passed on, new books and festivals of note.

    • 9 min
    African Literary Podcast Episode 6.

    African Literary Podcast Episode 6.

    Welcome to the African Literary Podcast Episode 6. In this episode, we talk about the winners and shortlists of a series of literary prizes that Africans are eligible in. They include the Caine Prize for African Writing, Short Story Day Africa, Brunel African Poetry Prize, Dylan Thomas Prize, Africana Book Award, South Africa’s The Sunday Times Literary Awards 2018 shortlists, and Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
    And new books both fiction like Ayesha Harruna Attah by "The Hundred Wells of Salaga" and "My Name is Life" and Karen Bugingo,
    and nonfiction as well as new covers for Nnedi Okorafor and Zukiswa Wanner.
    You will also find an interview of Pede Hollist featured on the second section of the Podcast.

    • 14 min

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