Will Publisher’s Murder Cast Pall Over Nairobi’s Storymoja Hay Festival?

In Global Trade Talk by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka This weekend came the shocking news that Faber and Faber finance director David Tebbutt was shot dead and his wife kidnapped while staying at a beachside Kenyan resort. The event is likely to cast a shadow over the Storymoja Hay Festival which starts this Thursday and runs through the weekend in Nairobi. Overseas guests expected to appear at the …

New Writing from Nairobi: Storymoja’s “Story of the Week”

In Ed's Perspective by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Storymoja, the Nairobi-based publishing collective that we profiled last year, is running a weekly short story contest. Publishers looking for new African voices might do well by paying attention to some of the winners. Stories that qualify for the contest need to adhere to certain criteria: Contemporary Nairobi setting Has two or more young professionals as main characters …