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Kwani? is Africa's most exciting new writing initiative, and these works have won and been shortlisted for the Caine Prize. The content includes poems, short stories and serious nonfiction pieces. The short story, Weight of Whispers by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, won the 2003 Caine Prize for African Writing.
Published January 1st 2007 by Jovian Books (first published 2003)
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Apr 11, 2013 Achieng Onguru rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My brother wrote an awesome piece in this edition and that's why I love it!
May 29, 2011 Eric rated it it was amazing
For a first time effort, Kwani? is an excellent telling of the Kenyan condition right after the 'second liberation' of 2003. In addition, it is a picture of how the Kenyan story is at home side by side with stories of love in China, Rwandese emigres struggling with a world that refused to acknowledge them after the Genocide, tales of Zanzibar, the cartoons of Gado, blending into a delightful, gripping read.
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“When art as an expression starts to appear, without prompting, all over the suburbs and villages of this country, what we are saying is: we are confident enough to create our own living, our own entertainment, our own aesthetic. Such an aesthetic will not be donated to us from the corridors of a university; or from the Ministry of Culture, or by the French Cultural Centre. It will come from the individual creations of a thousand creative people” 7 likes
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