In the run-up to the African Book Festival in Berlin, of which cultureafrica.net is a media partner, there will be a series of interviews with participants and experts in the African literary scene. This time it is James Murua. He is one of the most influential bloggers in the African literary scene. He has attended many literary festivals, both nationally and internationally. His website jamesmurua.com is one of the most successful on the continent. James Murua lives with his wife, the writer Zukiswa Wanner, in Nairobi, Kenya. The interview was conducted during the Heroe Book Fair literary festival in Mombasa.
Akono Publishing and Blog: It was important to me to present African realities of life through literature and to work towards translating these literatures. Historical fiction is a focus in the publishing programme, African perspectives from Africa and not from Europe. Mir war es wichtig, über die Literatur afrikanische Lebensrealitäten darzustellen und daran mitzuwirken, dass diese Literaturen übersetzt werden. Historische Fiktion ist ein Schwerpunkt im Verlagsprogramm, afrikanische Perspektiven aus Afrika und nicht aus Europa.