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A Night of Poetry & Performance with Staceyann Chin + Binyavanga Wainaina, Jan. 30 2014 @ Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel

Staceyann Chin
The NEST will once again host the Jamaican poet and performance artist Staceyann Chin alongside our very own Binyavanga Wainaina this Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi from 7.30pm, for a night of conversations and performances.

Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Venue: Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel
Time: 7:30 pm
Tickets: Ksh 500

Pay for advance tickets through MPESA on 0724 947587, or pick them up at the NEST located on Jabavu road, Kilimani, and the BONK shop at the Junction Mall (Ngong Road).

January 27, 2014 at 6:04 pm Leave a comment

Events: Reflections on a Kwani? Decade, Nov. 27-30 2013, @ Various Venues

Kwani at 10
Between 27th-30th November Kwani Trust will host a series of literary, creative and artistic events that reflect on its work in the context of the literary history of Kenya, East Africa and the continent. Culminating in the launch of Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s debut novel Dust and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s third novel Americanah.

The programme includes public lectures, readings, an Awards Ceremony for the Kwani? Manuscript Project and a visual art retrospective that reflects on a shared sensibility between photographers, writers and other artists curated by Mbithi Masya (Just a Band).

For more info. download Kwaniat10

http://kwaniat10.kwani.org/

November 22, 2013 at 9:10 am Leave a comment

Visual & Performance Art by James Mweu, Jul. 28 – Aug. 21 2013 @ One Off

James Mweu at One Off
A day of visual and performance art from James Mweu with the added honour of Binyavanga Wainaina, to add a literary slant to proceedings

Date: Sunday 28th of July
Venue: One Off Contemporary Gallery
Location: #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree
Time: 11am to 5pm

Exhibition Dates: Until August 21, 2013

James Mwau is best known in Kenya for his work as a dancer.

In this exhibition he presents extraordinarily intimate photographs of the living spaces of his friends in Kibera.
He will also dance with Kunja Dancers on a number of occasions throughout the day.

Binyavanga Wainaina won the 2002 Caine Prize for African writing. He is the founding editor of Kwani and has taught at Union and Williams College. He is the Director of the Chinua Achebe Centre for African Writers and Artists at Bard College. One of his most recent works is the memoir One day I will write about this place.

July 22, 2013 at 8:06 pm Leave a comment

Kids in the Centre II, Jul. 27 2013 @ Michael Joseph Centre

Kids in the Centre II
Date: July 27, 2013
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 9 am – 3 pm
Tickets: Children Kshs 500 and Parents Kshs 1000

Panelists: Muthoni Garland, Sitawa Namwalie, Eric Omondi and Binyavanga Wainaina

Proceeds go to start a library foundation

July 17, 2013 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Nadifa Mohamed in Conversation + Kenyan Writers & the 2013 Elections, Jun. 21 2013 @ National Museum

Kenya Elections
Kwani Trust in partnership with the Nairobi Forum will be hosting an evening of writers on 21 June 2013 at Nairobi National Museum.

Date: Friday 21 June 2013
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 5 – 8 pm
Entry: Prior reservation

About Nadifa Mohamed
Nadifa Mohamed, the Somali-British author, will be speaking about her writing and her Somali homeland. Born in Hargeisa and raised in South London, Nadifa’s first novel, Black Mamba Boy(2010), was inspired by the life of her father who was forced to leave Somalia and set out on an odyssey that took him to the UK. Identified by Granta as one of the best of young British novelists, Nadifa’s novel was described by one reviewer as a book of elegance and beauty. It won the Betty Trask Award and was shortlisted for numerous other prizes. Nadifa’s new novel, The Orchard of Lost Souls, will be published in August 2013. It describes the fall of the Somali state through the lives of three women.

During the same evening, a panel of writers, bloggers, photographers and poets will also discuss their work on the recently concluded 2013 Kenyan general elections.

Previous Conversations

June 11, 2013 at 9:47 am Leave a comment

Authors Buffet: Multi-author book signing, May 18 2013 @ the Junction

Book Signing at the Junction
Date: May 18, 2013
Venue: Junction Mall
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Entry: Free

Participating Authors: Binyavanga Wainaina, Muthoni Likimani, John Sibi-Okumu, Joyce Mbaya, Mbugua Mumbi, Dr. Charles Orero, Winnie Thuku-Craig, Antony T. Gitonga, Jenniffer Karina, Stanley Gazemba, Nganga Mbugua, Bonnie Kim, Stephen Kigwa, kinyanjui Kombani and Joseph Ngunjiri

Special appearance by Musyoki Muli, MD Longhorn Publishers

May 14, 2013 at 11:14 am 1 comment

Nuruddin Farah in Conversation, Apr. 18 2013 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium – National Museum

The Nairobi Forum, in partnership with Kwani Trust, will be hosting an evening with renowned Somali author Nuruddin Farah on 18th April.

Date: April 18, 2013
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Free entrance by prior registration only. Register here

Nuruddin is winner of the Neustadt International Prize for literature and the Lettre Ulysses Award, and has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature several times. His body of work includes two trilogies, Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship (1980) and Blood in the Sun (1986). His most recent novel, Crossbones, was published in 2011.
Nuruddin will be in conversation with Binyavanga Wainaina, the Founding Editor of Kwani Trust and author of the acclaimed memoir One Day I Will Write About This Place.

April 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm Leave a comment

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