This is a reminder call for materials for a contemporary Reader on African sexualities, which is being developed and edited by Prof. Sylvia Tamale
Master Publishing begins a new series of writing workshops, this time focusing on playwriting, specifically the one-act play and the monologue.
Business books are best sellers around the world as well as here in Kenya. What makes a good business book stand out from the rest? What can you do to make your own manuscripts grab a publisher’s attention?
To a very large extent the setting of your story will dictate how your story works out, your plot, characters, dialogue, and very likely the genre your story will fall into. Consider this; if a fictional piece is set in 1950’s Kenya…
Everything that we are affects our sexuality. The politics and zeitgeist of this epoch mean that we as modern Kenyan women are experiencing and expressing our sexuality in ways that have not been seen before.
We’re looking for fiction that is unique, stories with characters we’ll remember, plots that leave us thinking. The contest is open to anyone, any race, any country, any continent. The only caveat? The main character must be of African descent.
El Gouna Writers’ Residency will be launched in 2010 and will host three sessions a year during the months of February, May and June. The length of each session is one month.
In The Guardian Alison Flood reports that: ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude has most shaped world literature over the past 25 years, says survey’, in Gabriel García Márquez masterpiece tops poll of world literature, as: Indra Sinha, Blake Morrison, Amit Chaudhuri and 22 other authors were asked to pick the title that they felt had most influenced world writing over the past quarter-century. The survey was conducted by the international literary magazine Wasafiri — meaning “cultural traveller” in Swahili — which celebrates its 25th anniversary today. (No information at the Wasafiri site that I could find at this time.) One Hundred Years of Solitude is certainly tremendously influential — but has been around (influencing, presumably) for considerably more than a quarter of a century (and probably had its greatest impact pre 1984). But others named older titles — Sinha picked