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I explore the African literary scene.

Latest Episodes

African Literary Podcast Episode 7

Welcome to African Literary Podcast Episode 7 where we give you news from the African literary scene. As we have done previously, we look at new books to check out, news from the awards scene, literary festivals, and callouts for writers.

12 MINFEB 19
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African Literary Podcast Episode 7

African Literary Podcast Episode 7 - Mohale Mashigo

South African writer Mohale Mashigo talks about her work on her novel The Yearning, how she got to work on South Africa’s first comic superhero Kwezi, writing a book from a movie as well as a few writers she recommends.

8 MINFEB 19
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African Literary Podcast Episode 7 - Mohale Mashigo

African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 3 - Charles Mungoshi

In the African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 3 we eulogise Zimbabwe author, poet and actor Charles Mungoshi who passed away on February 16, 2019.

2 MINFEB 19
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African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 3 - Charles Mungoshi

African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 2

In Episode 2 Season 2, we give you the lecture that was given by author, poet, and scholar Mukoma Wa Ngugi at the St Paul's University in Limuru on Thursday, February 7, 2019. The address was on the relationship between Africans and African Americans.

43 MINFEB 9
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African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 2

African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 1

The African Literary Podcast by James Murua returns for season 2 after a few months. This first episode follows what happened in 2018 saying goodbye to those who passed on, new books and festivals of note.

9 MINFEB 4
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African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 1

African Literary Podcast Episode 6.

Welcome to the African Literary Podcast Episode 6. In this episode, we talk about the winners and shortlists of a series of literary prizes that Africans are eligible in. They include the Caine Prize for African Writing, Short Story Day Africa, Brunel African Poetry Prize, Dylan Thomas Prize, Africana Book Award, South Africa’s The Sunday Times Literary Awards 2018 shortlists, and Commonwealth Short Story Prize. And new books both fiction like Ayesha Harruna Attah by "The Hundred Wells of Salaga" and "My Name is Life" and Karen Bugingo, and nonfiction as well as new covers for Nnedi Okorafor and Zukiswa Wanner. You will also find an interview of Pede Hollist featured on the second section of the Podcast.

14 MIN2018 MAY 25
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African Literary Podcast Episode 6.

African Literary Podcast | Episode 6 | Pede Hollist

Sierra Leone novelist, short story writer and academic Pede Hollist speaks about his book So The Path Does Not Die with a focus on how he breathed life into a female character as a man, researching on the American Dream, his membership of the African Literature Association and how the organisation helps African letters. He gives his impression of the Sierra Leone Literary Scene including the Sierra Leone Writers Series and the Sierra Leone writers do we need to be reading? He also talks about his work as a Fulbright scholar in Sierra Leone and his opinion on the Caine Prize that was announced last week.

22 MIN2018 MAY 21
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African Literary Podcast | Episode 6 | Pede Hollist

African Literary Podcast | Episode 5 | Kafula Mwila interview.

Interview with Zambian writer Kafula Mwila on the sidelines of the Time of the Writer 2018 in Durban, South Africa. Kafula is writer of Kafula’s Essentials a short story collection, "Deflowered" a novel and "Growing; The Beginning of journey to success" a motivational book. She talks about the nascent Zambia literary scene, her writing and how to get her work.

7 MIN2018 APR 16
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African Literary Podcast | Episode 5 | Kafula Mwila interview.

African Literary Podcast Episode 4

I speak about the Graywolf Press Africa Prize 2018, Hugo Awards, Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2018, The Sunday Times Literary Awards 2018, and the California Book Award 2018. We also preview very cool books to put on your reading list this month.

8 MIN2018 APR 8
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African Literary Podcast Episode 4

African Literary Podcast | Episode 4 | Angela Makholwa interview

James Murua interviews Angela Makholwa on her books "Red Ink", "The Thirtieth Candle," "The Black Widows Society" which might soon be on a movie theatre near you and lastly "The Blessed Girl."

17 MIN2018 APR 8
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African Literary Podcast | Episode 4 | Angela Makholwa interview

Latest Episodes

African Literary Podcast Episode 7

Welcome to African Literary Podcast Episode 7 where we give you news from the African literary scene. As we have done previously, we look at new books to check out, news from the awards scene, literary festivals, and callouts for writers.

12 MINFEB 19
Comments
African Literary Podcast Episode 7

African Literary Podcast Episode 7 - Mohale Mashigo

South African writer Mohale Mashigo talks about her work on her novel The Yearning, how she got to work on South Africa’s first comic superhero Kwezi, writing a book from a movie as well as a few writers she recommends.

8 MINFEB 19
Comments
African Literary Podcast Episode 7 - Mohale Mashigo

African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 3 - Charles Mungoshi

In the African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 3 we eulogise Zimbabwe author, poet and actor Charles Mungoshi who passed away on February 16, 2019.

2 MINFEB 19
Comments
African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 3 - Charles Mungoshi

African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 2

In Episode 2 Season 2, we give you the lecture that was given by author, poet, and scholar Mukoma Wa Ngugi at the St Paul's University in Limuru on Thursday, February 7, 2019. The address was on the relationship between Africans and African Americans.

43 MINFEB 9
Comments
African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 2

African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 1

The African Literary Podcast by James Murua returns for season 2 after a few months. This first episode follows what happened in 2018 saying goodbye to those who passed on, new books and festivals of note.

9 MINFEB 4
Comments
African Literary Podcast Season 2 Episode 1

African Literary Podcast Episode 6.

Welcome to the African Literary Podcast Episode 6. In this episode, we talk about the winners and shortlists of a series of literary prizes that Africans are eligible in. They include the Caine Prize for African Writing, Short Story Day Africa, Brunel African Poetry Prize, Dylan Thomas Prize, Africana Book Award, South Africa’s The Sunday Times Literary Awards 2018 shortlists, and Commonwealth Short Story Prize. And new books both fiction like Ayesha Harruna Attah by "The Hundred Wells of Salaga" and "My Name is Life" and Karen Bugingo, and nonfiction as well as new covers for Nnedi Okorafor and Zukiswa Wanner. You will also find an interview of Pede Hollist featured on the second section of the Podcast.

14 MIN2018 MAY 25
Comments
African Literary Podcast Episode 6.

African Literary Podcast | Episode 6 | Pede Hollist

Sierra Leone novelist, short story writer and academic Pede Hollist speaks about his book So The Path Does Not Die with a focus on how he breathed life into a female character as a man, researching on the American Dream, his membership of the African Literature Association and how the organisation helps African letters. He gives his impression of the Sierra Leone Literary Scene including the Sierra Leone Writers Series and the Sierra Leone writers do we need to be reading? He also talks about his work as a Fulbright scholar in Sierra Leone and his opinion on the Caine Prize that was announced last week.

22 MIN2018 MAY 21
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African Literary Podcast | Episode 6 | Pede Hollist

African Literary Podcast | Episode 5 | Kafula Mwila interview.

Interview with Zambian writer Kafula Mwila on the sidelines of the Time of the Writer 2018 in Durban, South Africa. Kafula is writer of Kafula’s Essentials a short story collection, "Deflowered" a novel and "Growing; The Beginning of journey to success" a motivational book. She talks about the nascent Zambia literary scene, her writing and how to get her work.

7 MIN2018 APR 16
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African Literary Podcast | Episode 5 | Kafula Mwila interview.

African Literary Podcast Episode 4

I speak about the Graywolf Press Africa Prize 2018, Hugo Awards, Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2018, The Sunday Times Literary Awards 2018, and the California Book Award 2018. We also preview very cool books to put on your reading list this month.

8 MIN2018 APR 8
Comments
African Literary Podcast Episode 4

African Literary Podcast | Episode 4 | Angela Makholwa interview

James Murua interviews Angela Makholwa on her books "Red Ink", "The Thirtieth Candle," "The Black Widows Society" which might soon be on a movie theatre near you and lastly "The Blessed Girl."

17 MIN2018 APR 8
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African Literary Podcast | Episode 4 | Angela Makholwa interview
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