Kenyan Literature

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Once in a while, I like to showcase literature specific to an African country (e.g. the Gambia), region (e.g. North Africa), or linguistic region (e.g. Lusophone Africa). After the dominance of Nigerian literature last month, I thought I would travel to Kenya - home of Meja Mwangi, Margaret Ogola,Grace Ogot, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Binyavanga Wainaina to name a few. I have not included any novels written in Swahili for this post, but here's a look at some of Kenya's literature.

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  1. Thanks you for this listing! I am currently swamped by Nigerian Literature (by the hands of my own doing) and have just finished Buchi Emecheta's "The Joys of Motherhood" in between snatching reads of Christopher Okigbo's poetry. I would very much like to have some of Grace Ogot's and Mwangi Ruheni's books, but I can't seem to find where I can purchase them here in the U.S.Anyways, great post!

    1. You are most welcome :). I really enjoyed "The Joys of Motherhood". Read it for the first time earlier this year. Sadly, haven't read any other of Buchi Emecheta's works. My wishlist is ridiculous (and constantly growing). I've found a few of Grace Ogot and Mwangi Ruheni's work on Amazon UK. Ruheni's are pretty affordable, but I'm still on the hunt to locate more affordable copies of Ogot's works. Wish I knew more about the States so I could help in finding where to purchase.