A new ebook series launching at Nairobi’s Storymoja Hay Festival aims to satisfy Kenya’s appetite for romance fiction, reports Alice Vincent.
In Kenya, writer and editor Vaishnavi Ram Mohan tells me, there is “a huge appetite” for romance novels. But the problem is that the only romances available are from other countries. Mohan and her co-editor, Faith Gatimi, are trying to change that; this weekend at Storymoja Hay Festival in Nairobi, they will launch Drumbeats, a new series of romance ebooks set in Kenya and neighbouring Uganda.
“It’s romance, East African-style”, says Mohan. “These are stories for East Africans, about East Africans, by East Africans. The challenges people face here in relationships are different from those experienced around the world.” See more at The Telegraph.