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A Film Based on a Novel by Acclaimed Kenyan Author Ngugi wa Thiong'o Is In the Works

Nollywood director Kunle Afolayan is developing Ngugi's novel "Matigari" with Kenyan and South African filmmakers.

A novel by Kenya's own Ngugi wa Thiong'o is being adapted to a film, Brittle Paper reports.

Nollywood director Kunle Afolayan shared at the Africa Movie Academy Awards that Ngugi's 1987 work, Matigari, is in development with Kenyan and South African filmmakers, who have yet to be revealed.

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Photo: Brian Bett.

In Photos: Blankets & Wine's 10 Year Anniversary Festival In Kenya

The popular Kenyan festival celebrates its 10 year anniversary with a star-studded line-up.

On Sunday, Blankets & Wine teamed up with Red Bull Music to throw one of the biggest parties in Nairobi this year.

The dazzling line-up featured the best of Kenya's mainstream and alternative scenes with artists like Muthoni Drummer Queen, Blinky Bill, SURAJ, Sauti Sol, Elani and Nyashinski.

As expected, the festival attracted all the fashionable, creative and well-known personalities of the city. Check out some photos of how it all went down below.

All Photography by Brian Bett.

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Journalists from Kenya and South Africa Have Been Released After Being Mysteriously Detained in Tanzania

Muthoki Mumo and Angela Quintal were on a fact-finding assignment to investigate the challenges facing Tanzanian press.

Kenyan journalist Muthoki Mumo and South African journalist Angela Quintal—both staff members of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)—have been released after being detained in Tanzania with their passports seized, Reuters reports.

The women were detained on Wednesday night after Tanzanian authorities entered their hotel room and confiscated their passports. After being transferred to an unknown location and interrogated about their work, they were then released in the early hours of Thursday morning. The reason of their detainment was initially unclear.

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