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Blankets and Wine Writers Stage: An Ode to Hip Hop – Mini Tribute to Rapper & Poet G-Wiji, Oct. 5 2014 @ Carnivore Grounds

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Blankets and Wine, Writers’ Stage aka. Kwani? @ Blankets and Wine

Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014
Venue: Carnivore Grounds
Time: 2:00pm – 5pm

Theme: An Ode to Hip Hop, Mini Tribute to Rapper and Poet G-wiji
MC: Velma Kiome, General Manager, Kwani Trust

Kwani Trust will host a mini tribute to the fallen rapper/poet Gwiji of Ukoo Flani, with thought provoking Hip Hop music by Mwas and Zakah of Ukoo Flani, performances of poetry and dramatized readings from ‘Kwani? 03’ by Poets Monajamonj, Checkmate Mido and writer Aleya Kassam all backed by the band Yellow Light Machine. ‘Kwani? 03’ was one of the first literary publications to feature the urban youth speak poetry called ‘Shen’g’ in a section aptly named ‘Sheng’spere’.

This book featured works by Ukoo Flani members Mc Kah, Kitu Sewer and Gwiji.

October 2, 2014 at 2:52 pm Leave a comment

Poetry, Music and Art Fête: Reflectin Artward, Sept. 27 2014 @ Hilton Hotel – Amboseli Room

Reflectin Artward
Nairobi’s Finest Art Extravaganza, The Bogof Presents “Reflectin Artward” At The Hilton Nairobi On 27th September 2014.

Date: September the 27th 2014
Venue: the Hilton Hotel Nairobi
Time: from 2 pm to 7 pm

For an afternoon filled with moving poetry, magical music and thought provoking artwork. The event dubbed “Reflectin Artward” will be hosted by the celebrated radio presenter, poet and musician Adelle Onyango.

Reflectin Artward is set to feature an eclectic mix of talent with; an electrifying hip hop performance by Jemedari backed by a live band, the sultry voices, acoustics and keys of KIU an all girl band and the musical mastery by Dira The Band.

Poetry will deftly be represented by one published poet and two spoken word artists. Abigail Arunga will give a reading from her recently launched anthology “Akello”.

The visual art works by the artist Nduta, Denet, Mel and Siege will certainly make the event complete. Their work will reflect the theme of the event and capture a wide breadth of visual art techniques to fit the mood, tone and ambiance of the event. Attendees could also get their live portraits done at the event.
Photographer Generali Njogu will display pictures from his journeys across the country and share the interesting visual perspectives of his lenses. Some of his work will be up for sale and attendees could even get themselves B.O.G.O.F.’s on his photos.

“Reflecting Artward”, promises to be a treat for the lovers of art and culture, with delight for the eyes and ears. If you are looking for entertainment that will draw in, to pull your heart’s strings and tingle your being, The B.O.G.O.F. at the Hilton is an event you should plan to attend. Mark your calendars.

“REFLECTIN ARTWARD” is a reminder to each of us to let art in and consume it entirely and at the same time allow it to take us on a voyage of self-reflection. Let the art mirror inside you.

Charged for the event are 500 shillings for students with proof of registration, 800 shillings for advance tickets purchased through Jambo Pay and 1000 shillings at the door.

The first fifty people to purchase a ticket at the door will get a copy of Abigail Arunga’s anthology “Akello”. There will be a 25% discount on food & drinks extended by Hilton Hotel.

You can get your advance tickets through MPESA business number 530100 to the business name the BOGOF. For any queries on tickets call support at Jambo Pay on 070992000

September 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm Leave a comment

17th Nairobi International Book Fair, Sept. 24-28 2014 @ Sarit Centre – Nairobi

Book Fair
Dates: September 24-28, 2014
Venue: Sarit Centre – Nairobi
Time: Daily 9 am -6 pm
Entry: Free

September 24, 2014 at 3:53 pm Leave a comment

Storymoja Festival, Sept. 17-21 2014 @ Nairobi National Museum

Storymoja Fest
Dates: September 17-21, 2014
Venue: Nairobi National Museum
Tickets: Seasonal KES 1500, Daily KES 1000

Download the Storymoja-Festival-Program-Small [pdf]

For more info visit their website http://storymojafestival.com/

September 6, 2014 at 4:05 pm Leave a comment

Second Hand Book Sale including a Special Art Sale by KMS, Sept. 5-6 2014 @ National Museum – Main Courtyard

Kenya Museum Society invites you to their Second Hand Book Sale which also includes a Special Art Sale at the lowest prices!
On sale they have novels, DVD movies, assorted magazines & kids’ books from Ksh 25 to Ksh 200 while Paintings range from Ksh 1,000 to Ksh 5,000

Dates: Friday 5th & Saturday 6th September 2014
Venue: Nairobi National Museum, Main courtyard
Time: 10 am – 4 pm

Books donations during the sale are welcomed.

September 3, 2014 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

Book Reading & Discussion: War Crimes in Somalia, Aug. 21 2014 @ Amnesty International Regional Office

Date: Thursday August 21 2014
Venue: Amnesty International Regional Office
Location: Kanjata Road/Muthangari Drive off Waiyaki Way – Google Map
Time: 5:30pm
Entry: Prior online Registration – Register here.

About
Amnesty International, in partnership with the Rift Valley Institute’s Nairobi Forum, invite you to a book reading and discussion panel on Rasna Warah’s new book War Crimes: How warlords, politicians, foreign governments and aid agencies conspired to create a failed state in Somalia.

In War Crimes, Kenyan journalist Rasna Warah writes about the many war crimes that have taken place in Somalia in the name of peace, development, religion and reconciliation. It is an examination of the destruction of Somalia looking at the involvement of the state and the international community.

Rasna Warah will be joined on the panel by acclaimed Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah, winner of the Neustadt International Prize for literature and the Lettre Ulysses Award, and Ali Hersi, Regional Director of the Society for International Development. This discussion, an inaugural event of the Amnesty International Regional Hub Speaker Series, will be moderated by L. Muthoni Wanyeki, Regional Director of Amnesty International.

Moderator: L. Muthoni Wanyeki – Regional Director Amnesty International

Panellists: Rasna Warah – Kenyan writer and photojournalist, Nuruddin Farah – Writer, Ali Hersi – Regional Director Society for International Development

August 19, 2014 at 1:37 pm 1 comment

Book Launch: True Citizen, Aug. 8 2014 @ Mageuzi Hall – PAWA254 Offices

Book Launch

The launch of the book True Citizen is finally here. It will also be an exciting evening with Afro-fusion music.

You are invited to take part and enjoy the space as well as have a discussion with the writer. It’s also an opportunity to enjoy an evening of Afro-jazz from the acclaimed Lele Ngoma.

If you’ve bought the book, we hope you’re having a good read. If not, you can still order.

The launch will take place this Friday, 8th of August at PAWA254 offices, Mageuzi Hall from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.

http://www.creativewriting.co.ke/essays-novels/true-citizen-synopsis-by-oduor-jagero

August 6, 2014 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

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