Kwani?

Reuters has an article on Kenya’s literary magazine, Kwani?

Kenya’s only literary magazine, Kwani? is part of a wider cultural revival giving the country a more assertive artistic presence in Africa, one often shaped by anger at a venal ruling elite that has presided over the country’s long decline.
At the heart of much of the new writing is the conviction that the country has barely begun to realize the promise of its independence from Britain in 1963, betrayed by the failures of a complacent over-40 generation mired in tribalism and corruption. (…) More than 2,500 copies have been sold at about $6 a copy, a vast amount in a poor country where few among the mostly rural population read for entertainment.

Visit Kwani’s website here.

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