Nairobi | August 3, 2008

Nairobi’s coolest prose reading series is gonna get hot this Sunday with the sizzling literary talents of four Kenyan and Ugandan writers, including contributors to the anthology: Missionaries, Mercenaries, and Misfits.

David Kaiza is a Ugandan writer based in Kampala. After working as a journalist for several years with the Daily Monitor, he took a two year hiatus from writing and became a metal worker. This story marks his return to the pen.

Trained as a journalist, Stanley Gazemba lives in Kangemi, Nairobi and writes for Sunday Nation and Msanii Magazine. He is the author of The Stone Hills of Maragoli, which won the 2003 Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature, as well as 5 children’s books. He will be reading from his latest book, Grandmother’s Winning Smile.

Bantu Mwaura is an award winning performing artist from Kenya, a director, a playwright, a poet and a storyteller. His poetry has been published in several collections and anthologies, and his plays have been performed in Kenya , Zimbabwe, the USA and the UK. His work is featured in Missionaries, Mercenaries and Misfits an anthology.

Kalundi Serumaga is a Ugandan journalist who spent much of his childhood in Kenya. He lives in Kampala, where he works as a media columnist and radio talk show host. His work has been published in After the Vote and Missionaries, Mercenaries and Misfits.

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