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Book Launch: Swahili version of Involuntary Witness by Gianrico Carofiglio, Oct. 16 2014 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Book Launch
The Italian Institute of Culture is honoured to host the book launch (in English) and meeting with Gianrico Carofiglio Author of the book SHAHIDI ASIYEKUSUDIWA (Swahili version of “Testimone Inconsapevole” [Involuntary Witness])

Date: Thursday, 16th October 2014
Venue: at the Italian Institute of Culture
Time: 7.00pm
FREE ENTRY

The book: Shahidi Asiyekusudiwa (Swahili translation by Graziella Acquaviva)
The story of a Senegalese hawker accused of the murder of a child. Clues and evidence nail the accused. His fate in court is marked by the lack of resources but also by the encounter with the lawyer Guerrieri whose fight to save the protagonist recovers his own will to live.

The author’s message is based on the conviction that dialogue between men of different nationalities and cultural origins is possible. It depicts the meeting point between two worlds, two cultures that defeat the related prejudice to achieve a sense of truth together.

The long descriptions of the environment pass across a realistic image of our Italy and the African reader is able to touch the thoughts and perceptions of life as it is understood by a common Italian, represented by the character of the lawyer Guerrieri, with all his problems and his reflections.

Published also in Great Britain, Germany, Japan, Greece, Portugal, Spain, France,Holland and Poland

The Author
Born in Bari (Italy) in 1961, Gianrico Carofiglio worked as a Magistrate in Prato, a Public Prosecutor in Foggia and later he carried out the duties of Deputy Public Prosecutor at the Direzione Distrettuale Antimafia in Bari. On ceasing the period of parliamentary work he decided to exit the judiciary to devote himself full time to activities as a writer.
Carofiglio began in the narrative with “Testimone Inconsapevole” followed by 8 other novels published between 2003 and 2013.
In addition to writing novels, Carofiglio has also published stories and essays. He has already received 14 Italian awards.

October 12, 2014 at 4:43 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town / Book Launch: True Citizen & London – Cape town – Joburg, Oct. 15 2014 @ The Little Art Gallery Kisumu

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The Little Art Gallery (KSM) brings to you, Zukiswa Wanner, the thrilling South African journalist and novelist, for the Launch and Book signing of her latest books …

* True Citizen
* London – Cape Town – Joburg

Date: October 15, 2014
Venue: The Little Art Gallery, Kisumu
Time: 6.00 pm

Zuki’s debut novel, The Madams, was shortlisted for the K. Sello Duiker Award in 2007. Her most recent novel, Men of the South, was shortlisted for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers.

For more about Zuki, please visit : http://zukiswawanner.wordpress.com/

October 12, 2014 at 4:29 pm Leave a comment

Public Reading: Why We Took the Car – A Novel by Wolfgang Herrndorf, Oct. 9 2014 @ Goethe Institut

Wolfgang Herrndorf
Date and Time: Thursday, 9th October 2014, 6.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Library
Admission free

Excerpts from the novel Why we Took the Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf will be read in German and in English by professional readers.

October 7, 2014 at 8:14 am Leave a comment

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

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