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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

Exhibition: Where Books go to Die, Mar. 13 – Apr. 11 2014 @ Goethe Institut

Where Books go to Die
Kuona Trust is delighted to invite you to the opening of WHERE BOOKS GO TO DIE, an exhibition by one of our artists, Jackie Karuti, opening on 13th March at the Goethe Institut, Nairobi.

The exhibition replicates a library scene set in a dystopia world inspired by the four elements Earth, Air, Fire & Water. These four elements are believed to be the forces that govern existence for they hold immense power to not only build but also destroy. The symbolism of the elements is translated into a series of smaller installations that depict the state of most libraries as seen in Nairobi as well as in most parts of the world.

About the Artist
Jackie Karuti is a visual artist working in the fields of painting, performance art and installation. Her paintings depict a world of opposites set within a black and yellow palette. With her gradual embrace of new media and immateriality, Jackie has incorporated a conceptual and experimental artistic approach to her work through her performance pieces and installations which collectively focus on themes such asgender, identity and urban culture. Jackie has exhibited and participated in workshops in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and the USA. She also writes and has collaborated in various photography projects.

Her studio is based at Kuona Trust in Nairobi. You can find more of her musings on her blog

Opening night: Thursday, 13th March 2014 from 7pm
Venue: Goethe Institut, Nairobi

March 6, 2014 at 2:23 pm Leave a comment

Event: #AuthorsBuffet Book Signing, Sept. 28 2013 @ Sarit Centre

Authors Buffet
Date: September 28, 2013
Venue: Sarit Centre
Time: from 10 am

September 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm 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


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