Kiwimbi Messenger
November 17, 2016

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Opportunity through Education

Ngugi Wa Thiong'o (at left, in brown shirt) visiting Kiwimbi Kenya during the Annual Book Festival
Famous African Author Ngugi Wa Thiong'o Visited Kiwimbi Kenya!

Kiwimbi Kenya launched its first Annual Book Festival last Saturday with a very special guest in attendance, Ngugi Wa Thiong'o, one of Africa's most celebrated authors. Professor Thiong'o launched the Kiwimbi Amagoro-Kamirithu Prize For World Literature during his visit. The winner of the prize will receive $1000 (US) dollars for stories or essays written in African languages. The aim of this endeavour is to promote and encourage African language writing with a broader aim of preserving these languages and sharing the stories with the world through translations. Please visit Ngugi Wa Thiong'o's website by clicking here.

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