Let Us Speak for ourselves: Things Fall Together with Muthoni Muiruri

What is Bookstagram and how is it shaping readers' engagement with books? What are the strategies for maintaining a healthy reading habit amidst COVID-19 pandemic? Is the term ‘African literature’ a form of self othering? We discuss these and more in today's episode with Muthoni Muiruri, a Kenyan researcher and literary activist.

 

Muthoni is the founder SomaNami.co.ke, a blog where she promotes and reviews books by Continental and diaspora African writers. She is the co-founder of The African Review, and the recently launched Things Fall Together vodcast that explores the intersection between literature, life, culture and community. She hosts Bookish Pipo Book Club a monthly in-person book club based in Kenya. Follow Muthoni on Twitter and Instagram

 

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Books referenced:

 

-      Americanah - Chimamanda N Adichie RThings Fall Apart

-      No Longer At Ease – Chinua Achebe

-      Arrow of God – Chinua Achebe

-      The Concubine - Elechi Amadi

-      Efuru - Flora Nwapa

-      The DragonFly – Yvonne Adhianbo

-      We Need New Names – NoViolet Bulawaiyo

-      What it Means When A man Falls from The Sky – Lesley Nneka Arimah

-      The Secret Lives of baba Segi’s Wives – Lola Shoneyin

-      Girl, Woman, Other - Bernardine Evaristo

-      Kintu – Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi

-      The Havoc of Choice – Wanjiru Koinange


Songs Refernced:

 

-      Therapy – India.Arie

-      All Night - Beyoncé

-      Extravaganza – Sauti Sol

-      Read All About It – Emeli Sande

-      Africa – Yemi Alade ft. Sauti Sol

-      Emotional Rollercoaster – Vivian Green

-      What Now– Rihanna

-      Brown...
 

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