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The new David Maillu


Bernth Lindfors


In the 1970s David Maillu emerged as the most significant popular writer in Kenya. This he accomplished not by writing school books for local branches of international publishing houses nor by soliciting the patronage of government-subsidized Kenyan publishers but by estab· lishing hiw own firm, Comb Books, and inundating the market with novelettes and volumes of verse he himself had written, published, and then energetically promoted.



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