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Book Launch: Contact Zone NRB 13 – Miriam Syowia Kyambi, Dec. 10 2014 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

Contact Zones 13
Date and Time: 10. December 2014, 6.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Admission: free

Contact Zones NRB is a book series by Goethe-Institut Kenya and its partner Native Intelligence that focuses on art and the humanities.
During the launch, some of Miriam Syowia Kyambi’s works will be exhibited and reviewed in a discussion with James Muriuki and Robby Bresson.

The book will be available at a special launch price of 500/= KSh.

December 8, 2014 at 4:52 pm Leave a comment

Open Mic Night – Unchained Tour feat. Mufasa & Teardrops, Nov. 4 2014 @ Arfa Lounge – Imax Cinema

Date: November 4, 2014
Venue: Arfa Lounge
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: KES 400 at the Gate

Featuring: Performances by Mufasa and Teardrops

October 30, 2014 at 4:52 pm Leave a comment

Blankets and wine + Amnesty International KE Present Artivism – End Forced Evictions, Nov. 2 2014 @ Carnivore Grounds

Date: November 2, 2014
Venue: Carnivore Grounds
Time: from 1 pm till late
Tickets: Advance KES 2000, Gate KES 2500

October 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm Leave a comment

Now on Sale! Kenya Arts Diary 2015, from Oct. 21 2014 @ Various Bookshops, Art Galleries & Gift Shops in Nairobi

KAD 2015
Recommended retail price: KES 1,600

October 25, 2014 at 7:12 am Leave a comment

Book Launch by Elizabeth Orchardson Mazrui, Oct. 25 2014 @ Paa ya Paa Arts Centre

Orchardson -Mazrui Poster
Date: Saturday, October 25 2014.
Venue: Paa ya Paa Arts Centre, Ridgeways
Time: 2.30 – 6 pm
Entry: Free

October 25, 2014 at 7:07 am Leave a comment

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

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

invite - book launch
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 :

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

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