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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

James Murua to Host an African Author Google Hangout

This Thursday (June 5, 2014) at 11am GMT, James Murua will be hosting an African Author Google Hangout discussion centred on crime and crime fiction. The following authors will be joining the discussion and will discuss crime and its sleuths, the authors motivations and more. There will also be a chance for Q&As with the audience:


From L-R: Hawa Golakai, Kinyanjui
Kombani, Richard Crompton
  • Kenyan-based English author, Richard Crompton, whose debut novel The Honey Guide(UK)/Hour of the Red God (US) was published in 2013. Set in Nairobi against the backdrop of the turbulent 2007 elections, The Honey Guide is said to introduce a truly unforgettable leading character in crime fiction - Mollel, a Maasai police detective.
  • Cape Town based Liberian author, HJ Golakai whose debut novel The Lazarus Effect centres on Voinjama "Vee" Johnson, a journalist and Liberian migrant investigating the disappearance of a teenager. 
  • Kenyan, Kinyanjui Kombani, whose novelThe Last Villians of Molo, is told against the backdrop of the 1992 ethnic clashes in Kenya and five friends who have fleed the violence and fin themselves in the slums. 
This looks like an interesting forum that will stimulate conversations about the African crime fiction genre. The hangout address will be publicised closer to the event, but you can join the discussions on Twitter using #AAGH #AfroCrimeFiction, or chat with the authors Richard Crompton (@racrompton) and Kinyanjui Kombani (@KKombani). Read more on James Murua's blog



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