The Work of War

January 28, 2010

The latest edition of Granta has the theme of “work” . Martin Kimani, a writer who been featured in Kwani? , is among the contributors with his poignant piece the Work of War. Read it here.

Ngugi And Binyavanga Interviewed

January 27, 2010

Two writers. Two generations.Two perspectives.

Granta Magazine interviews Ngugi wa Thiong’o. Watch it here.

The Independent interviews Binyavanga Wainaina. Read it here.

Petina Gappah Wins The Guardian First Book Award

December 3, 2009

Kwani Trust would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Zimbabwean writer, Petina Gappah, on winning the Guardian First Book Award. Petina became well known amongst contemporary Kenyan writers when she first attended Kwani Litfest 2006 and was subsequently part of the Storymoja Hay Festival, 2009. The title story of her collection, Elegy For Easterly, appears in Kwani 5 Part 2, now available in bookshops. In an e-mail to a Kwani editor several weeks ago she said she was waiting with great anxiety for this day. The moment has come. Congratulations Petina.

Where To Find Kwani? Books

November 19, 2009


1. BookStop Yaya Centre
2. Bookpoint Moi Avenue
3. Westland Sundries Westland’s/Village Market
4. Simply Books ABC Place
5. Text book Center Sarit Centre
6. Prestige Booksellers Mama Ngina Street
7. Legacy Books Yaya Centre
8. Book Villa
9. Stanley Bookshop
10. Safari kit Bookshop
11. Nairobi University Bookshop
12. City Books
13. Nu Metro Media Store - The Junction
14. Numetro Media Store - Westgate
15. Chania Bookshop

Convenient Shops:

1. Blue Rhino - ABC Place
2. Nippon - JKIA
3. Kenya Duty Free Shop - JKIA
4. Access Cyber - Yaya Centre
5. African Heritage
6. Museum Society of Kenya
7. Karen Blixen Coffee Shop.
8. capital Realtime

New Outlets
1. City books Centre
2. Uchumi Sarit Centre
3. Uchumi Ngong Road
4. Uchumi Mombasa Road
5. Uchumi Buruburu
6. Uchumi Langata Hyper
7. Kenyatta University bookshop
8. Nairobi University bookshop
9. Daystar University bookshop

Outlets In Mombasa

1. Spectrum – Nakumatt Nyali
2. Jahazi Café – Old Town
3. Bahari Hotel Boutique
4. Mohawk – Old Town
5. Special Effect – Ratna square
6. Paper Connections – Ratna Square
7. Labeka Gallery – Moi Avenue
8. Voyager Bamburi – Westlands Sundries

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