Introducing Author Stanley Gazemba

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This is SO inspiring – I’m really looking forward to reading this one!

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Stanley Gazemba

The following is a transcript from a soundbite which can be heard HERE

Every day, men and women pour out of Nairobi slums in Kenya to become the guards, housekeepers and gardeners at the gated houses of people with money.

Stanley Gazemba is one of them. He’s a gardener. He’s also a prize-winning novelist — and one of Kenya’s young literary lights.

In a little garage in one of Nairobi’s lush green suburbs, Gazemba writes at a tiny wooden desk that has a laptop and a dictionary.

“This is my old dictionary,” Gazemba says. “I borrowed it from my elder brother and I never returned it. So I guess I owe him.”

Gazemba has written five novels — one that was published — two collections of short stories and six published children’s books. He writes next to the garden he tends: eggplant, lettuce and zinnias. This compact man with dreadlocks…

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3 thoughts on “Introducing Author Stanley Gazemba

    LucyPireel said:
    July 21, 2013 at 8:31 am

    That Reading Ape keeps finding great new authors doesn’t he? I’m following his blog too and am amazed each time. Don’t have any room for reblogging, but glad to see you do.


      jorobinson176 responded:
      July 22, 2013 at 12:04 pm

      Love that ape! These 11 African books are really brilliant. I don’t think we would have spotted them on Amazon otherwise. 😀 xxxx


        LucyPireel said:
        July 22, 2013 at 12:33 pm

        Me neither! And I love that hairy Ape too! Toss him a banana. 🙂


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