Banned 45 years ago, and its author detained, the Gikuyu language play Ngaahika Ndeenda profoundly shaped the literary legend.
The Kenya that Njonjo sought to create was the ‘greatest living example of democracy, justice and peace’ – but there was no space for the poor.
Makeba, who would have turned 90 on 4 March 2022, was a hugely influential artist and an icon of African liberation and identity.
Gurnah’s novels delve deeply into family separation, endless betrayals of core familial relations, and the inexorable pull of the lost past.
There is something beautiful about African languages carrying science, fictionalised of course, into imagined futures.
A Kenyan film director sued her country’s film board and won. Local artists should follow suit and fight censorship.
Ngugi wa Thiong'o is still regarded as one of Africa’s greatest living writers in spite of missing out so far on a literature Nobel.