The shortlist for the Text Book Centre Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature 2017 is out.
English Adult Category
The Whistleblower (Samuel Wachira) published by Longhorn Publishers
The Elephant Dance (H. Ole Kulet) published by Longhorn Publishers
Kiswahili Adult Category
Majira ya Utasa (Timothy Arege) published by Spotlight Publishers
Mashetani Wa Alepo (Tom Olali) published by Jomo Kenyatta Foundation
Kigodo Cha Simanzi na Hadithi Zingine (Jeff Mandila) published by Jomo Kenyatta Foundation
English Youth Category
Ghost and Fortune Hunters (Goro Wa Kamau) published by Longhorn Publishers
The Wind Under His Wings (Erick Livumbazi) published by Storymoja Publishers
The Dreamer (Imali J. Abala) published by Nsemia Inc Publishers
Kiswahili Youth Category
Adhabu Ya Mahaba (Peter Juma) published by Longhorn Publishers
Zaidi Ya Mipaka (Jeff Mandila) published by Jomo Kenyatta Fooundation
Majilio Ya Mkombozi (Mwenda Mbatiah) published by Moran Publishers Ltd
English Children Category
Koko Riko Take it Easy (Muthoni Muchemi) published by Storymoja Africa
Joe’s Amazing Friends (Winnie Thuku) published by Longhorn Publishers
Two Huts on Two Hills (Charles Gecaga) published by Longhorn Publishers
The winners in all the categories will be announced during the Nairobi International Book Fair which takes place September 27 – October 1. The event is organised by the Kenya Publishers Association.
We wish all the shortlisted the best of luck!