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Kenya’s Songs of Protest: Documentary & CD Compilation Preview Concert, Jan. 31 2014 @ Alliance Française

Songs of Protest
Date: January 31, 2014
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7-11 pm
Free Entrance

Performance by: Just a Band, Sarabi, Eric Wainaina and Makadem
Hosted by: John Sibi-Okumu

January 23, 2014 at 2:36 pm 1 comment

Opening: the Murumbi African Heritage Collections, Oct. 21 2013 @ Old PC’s Office

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The management at National Museums of Kenya (NMK) invites you to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Nairobi Gallery (Old PC’s Building) and the official opening of the Murumbi African Heritage Collection on;

Date: October 21, 2013
Venue: Old PC’s Office
Time: 6.30 pm
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October 17, 2013 at 7:26 pm Leave a comment

Documentary [RE] Screening: God Loves Uganda, Sept. 6 2013 @ the NEST

God Loves Uganda
Date: September 6, 2013
Venue: The Nest
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Prior Reservation

About
A powerful exploration of the evangelical campaign to change African culture with values from America’s Fundamental Christian Right.

Description
God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals and promoting dangerous religious bigotry. The film follows evangelical leaders in America and Uganda along with politicians and missionaries as they attempt the radical task of eliminating “sexual sin” and converting Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity.

As an American influenced bill to make homosexuality punishable by death wins widespread support, tension in Uganda mounts and an atmosphere of murderous hatred takes hold. The film reveals the conflicting motives of faith and greed, ecstasy and egotism, among Ugandan ministers, American evangelical leaders and the foot soldiers of a theology that sees Uganda as a test case, ground zero in a battle not for millions, but billions of souls.

Through verite, interviews, and hidden camera footage – and with unprecedented access – God Loves Uganda takes viewers inside the evangelical movement in both the US and Uganda. It features Lou Engle, the creator of The Call which brings tens of thousands of believers together to pray against sexual sin. It provides a rare view of the most powerful evangelical minister in Uganda, who lives in a mansion where he’s served by a white-coated chef. It goes into a Ugandan church where a preacher whips a congregation into mass hysteria with anti-gay rhetoric.

It records the culture clash between enthusiastic Midwestern missionaries and world weary Ugandans. It features a heartbreaking interview with gay activist David Kato shortly before he was murdered. It tells the moving story of Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, a minister excommunicated, ostracized and literally spat on for being tolerant and his remarkable campaign for peace and healing in Uganda. Shocking, horrifying, touching and enlightening, God Loves Uganda will make you question what you thought you knew about religion.

September 4, 2013 at 4:30 pm Leave a comment

[Deadline Extended] Call for Submissions: Kwani? Manuscript Project, Until Sept. 17 2012


To celebrate the African novel and its adaptability and resilience, Kwani Trust announces a one-off new literary prize for African writing.

The Kwani? Manuscript Project calls for the submission of unpublished fiction manuscripts from African writers across the continent and in the Diaspora. The prize seeks fresh, original work that explores and challenges the possibilities of the novel.

The top 3 manuscripts will be awarded cash prizes:
1st Prize: 300,000 KShs (equivalent to $3500)
2nd Prize: 150,000 KShs
3rd Prize: 75,000 KShs

In addition Kwani? will publish manuscripts from across the shortlist and longlist, including the three winning manuscripts, as well as partnering with regional and global agents and publishing houses to create high profile international publication opportunities.

Winners will be announced in December 2012 at the Kwani? Litfest.

For more information go to: http://manuscript.kwani.org/

Submission Guidelines:
• Extended deadline for submissions: 17th September 2012.
• Word count 45,000-120,000 words
• Submissions should be adult literary or genre fiction (in the sense of not being ‘children’s fiction’)
• The work should be in English or ‘Englishes’
• The manuscript must be ‘new’ in the sense that it is ‘unpublished in book form’ (we will accept previously
published submissions if circulation has been under 500 copies and limited to one national territory)
• Eligible participants should have at least one parent born in an African country who holds citizenship of the same
• Please send submissions by email, attached as a WORD doc to manuscript@kwani.org

This Kwani? Manuscript Project is made possible by the generous support of Lambent Foundation and Ford Foundation.

The Kwani? Manuscript Project was initially conceptualised after Kwani Trust received the Prince Claus Award in December 2010 for “establishing a dynamic platform for new voices in African Literature.” The award has provided seed money for this prize.

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July 20, 2012 at 10:18 am 2 comments

Exhibition/Book Launch: 24Nairobi, Jun. 17 2011 @ Goethe


Date: June 17, 2011
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 8pm
Entry: Free

24Nairobi is one of the most notable photo projects realized in Kenya for decades. Organized by Nick Ysenburg and with conceptual input from Binyavanga Wainaina and Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, 13 photographers documented the very different and fascinating worlds of Nairobi over a 24-hour day and night cycle.

The photographs were accompanied by texts from 9 writers who have variously appeared in Kwani? publications. The exhibition, supported by Ford Foundation, was shown at the Nairobi National Museum and in a smaller show but with ommited photos (from the night section), at the Goethe-Institut Nairobi.

On this evening, the 24Nairobi book will be launched, published by Kwani Trust, and re-open the exhibition with an additional slide show: projected images in the darkened Auditorium of the Goethe-Institut.

In cooperation with Kwani Trust and Ford Foundation

June 15, 2011 at 9:57 am Leave a comment

Discussion: Media and Diverse Politics in Kenya, Apr. 13 2011 @ Goethe

Date: April 13, 2011
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 6-9pm
Entry: Free

Without doubt, political temperatures are rising as the elite jostle for power, and political heat is likely to rise all the way to the 2012 elections. Oblivious of what the electorate really want, our politicians have started beating the drums, and the stage is being set in earnest for a drama that will keep us in sweat and tears. Citizens look up to the media for unbiased information and interpretation of the political events in the country.

Are citizens’ expectations of the media unrealistic and misguided? How should the media manage the process of reporting political wrangles without driving the country into an early election mood; without sidelining other important stories in the country? This open discussion forum will bring together media scholars, journalists and political scientists to explore the role in media.

This discourse is organized by Twaweza Communications in collaboration with Ford Foundation.

April 11, 2011 at 9:19 am Leave a comment


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