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  1. Discovering Home

    Discovering Home

    "Always use the word ‘Africa’ or ‘Darkness’ or ‘Safari’ in your title. Subtitles may include the words ‘Zanzibar’, ‘Masai’, ‘Zulu’, ‘Zambezi’, ‘Congo’, ‘Nile’, ‘B...

  2. The True Story of David Munyakei

    The True Story of David Munyakei

    In April 1992, David Sadera Munyakei, a newly employed clerk at the Central Bank of Kenya started noticing irregularities in the export compensation claims he was processing. On July 31st 2006, Kenya...

  3. Kwani? 06

    Kwani? 06

    Kwani? 06, is an anthology of short fiction and poetry by Kenyan And African writers born after September 1978. Farah Aideed Goes To Gulf War by Mehul Gohil is a dystopic paean that explodes our obses...

  1. To See The Mountain and other stories

    To See The Mountain and other stories

    The Caine Prize for African Writing is named in celebration of the late Sir Michael Caine and is open to writers from anywhere in Africa for work published in English and focuses on the short story, a...

  2. One Day I Will Write About This Place

    One Day I Will Write About This Place

    Binyavanga Wainaina tumbled through his middle-class Kenyan childhood out of kilter with the world around him. This world came to him as a chaos of loud and colourful sounds: the hair dryers at his mo...

  3. The Stone Hills of Maragoli

    The Stone Hills of Maragoli

    The Stone Hills of Maragoli was first published by Acacia Publishers. Now in its second edition print run under the Kwani? Series, it has received enthusiastic reviews

    “It is a story of...

  1. Beyond River Yei

    Beyond River Yei

    This story is about a Kenyan writer commissioned to write about sleeping sickness in Southern Sudan. It is also a heartrending story about a returning doctor, poet and humanist who exposes the heart o...

  2. The Life & Times of Richard Onyango

    The Life & Times of Richard Onyango

    Richard Onyango, Kenya’s most famous international artist, tells his coming of age story from his beginnings as a musical apprentice at the Coast, to lover of Englishwoman, Drossie, and his emergenc...

  3. The Life of Mzee Ondego

    The Life of Mzee Ondego

    "The doctors released me at 5am. ' So we got into the Land Rover. By the time we reached Gatundu my heart was gone. I was worried I would be killed. So when our time came to sing, we sang the song whi...

  1. Weight of Whispers

    Weight of Whispers

    " The collection of teeth in the man’s mouth is a splendid brown. I have never seen such teeth before. Refusing all instruction, my eyes focus on dental contours and craters. Denuded of any super?ci...

  2. Kwani? 05

    Kwani? 05

    This is the first of a twin edition that examines Kenya in the context and violent aftermath of its 2007 elections is available from bookstores from February 28th. In the two issues, over 50 writers, ...

  3. Kwani? 05

    Kwani? 05

    This second 400 pages of a twin edition further examines Kenya in the context and violent aftermath of its 2007 elections. Here, writers, photographers, poets and cartoonists provide further collectiv...

  1. Kwani? 07

    Kwani? 07

    Kwani? 07 has always been significantly connected to the Diaspora through the individuals who founded it, and its early contributors. Its seventh issue picks up the idea of leaving and of return, some...

  2. A Kenyan Work Place

    A Kenyan Work Place

    An audio book of Hakassa Renji's A Kenyan Work Place, narrated by Gathoni Mutua. Recorded and Produced by Tim Rimbui, Ennovator Music Studios...

  3. Vain Jang'o

    Vain Jang'o

    An audio book of Vain Jang'o, narrated by Victor Ber featuring music by Ma3...

  1. Nyof Nyof

    Nyof Nyof

    An audio book of David Mavia's Nyof Nyof narrated by Check Mate Mido....

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