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James Murua’s Literature Blog has launched a podcast series.

Founded in 2012 by Kenyan blogger James Murua, James Murua’s Literature Blog covers news and events on the African literary scene.

Here is part of the announcement:

We here at JamesMurua.com have embarked on a new journey as we set up a new podcast for your enjoyment.

We have been mulling about a new direction for a while now and can finally unveil the new product; our podcast. The podcast which is hosted on Anchor is simply the “African Literary Podcast” and will give you news and reviews from across the African continent. At the moment we can only commit to hosting one podcast a week.

The first of our podcasts we call “The Journey Begins” speaks about what happened in the past week including book launches, a conference and a look forward to the new week. We also do a mini review of Mukoma Wa Ngugi’s third novel Mrs Shaw. Check out the 18 minute podcast below. We would appreciate your opinion on the first outing with an eye to improving it for listeners.

This is an enhancing direction that James Murua has moved in. Congratulations to him.

Listen to the podcast HERE.

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OTOSIRIEZE is a writer, literary journalist, former academic, and Deputy Editor of Brittle Paper. A judge for the 2019 Gerald Kraak Award, he is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective which has published two volumes: WE ARE FLOWERS and THE INWARD GAZE. He is the curator of ART NAIJA SERIES, a sequence of themed e-anthologies of writing and visual art exploring different aspects of Nigerianness: ENTER NAIJA: THE BOOK OF PLACES (October, 2016) focuses on cities in Nigeria; WORK NAIJA: THE BOOK OF VOCATIONS (June, 2017) focuses on professions in Nigeria. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition, and has been shortlisted for the Miles Morland Writing Scholarship and the Gerald Kraak Award, both in 2016, and a Pushcart Prize in 2015. He attended the 2018 Miles Morland Foundation Creative Writing Workshop. He has completed a collection of short stories, YOU SING OF A LONGING, and is working on a novel. He is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined history and literature at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. When bored, the boy just Googles Rihanna. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts editing and writing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze.

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