01 is a creative writing journal with photography, cartoons and graphic
short stories first published in Kenya in 2003. The first of three
subsequent journals, Kwani? 01 launched a renewed interest in the
reading of local material by Kenyans and international readers. It
showcases various aspects of creative energies that seemed to have been
dormant in Kenya in the 1990's and hails the emergence of a new
post-independence generation. Kwani? 01 garnered immediate
international interest when one of the stories, ‘Weight Of Whispers' by
Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor won Africa's largest writing prize, the Caine
Prize for Writing.
Read extracts from Kwani? 01.
• Weight of Whispers by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor
• A Likely Story by Andia Kisia
• An Affair to Dismember by Binyavanga Wainaina
• Odour of Fate by Muthoni Garland