Ake Festival 2016
15-19 November, 2016
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James Murua is a blogger, journalist, editor,and columnist based in Nairobi, Kenya. His blog JamesMurua.com started in 2013 focuses on news and reviews from the African literature scene. It unique offering to the African literary scene was that it didn’t only focus on one part of the continent with stories from East West, North and Southern Africa all getting as much attention. The blog has since established itself as the go to resource in that field breaking news and opinion on the scene. It also has a few dozen reviews of books from across the African continent. He has edited and written a column in Kenya’s The Star newspaper for eight and a half years. He has also contributed to Kenyan publications like Management, Sokoni and Adam and South African e-zine Digify Africa.
His other blog nairobiliving.com, started in 2006, is a pioneering lifestyle blog which was nominated as “best lifestyle/entertainment blog” at the Kenyan Bloggers Awards 2015.