Posts tagged ‘Goethe-Institut Library’

Conversation with Kenyan Writers: Kinyanjui Kombani Author of Den of Inequalities, Jul. 24 2014 @ Goethe Institut

Den of Inequities
Date: July 24, 2014
Venue: Goethe Institut – Library
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

Host: John Sibi-Okumu

July 19, 2014 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment

Readings & Discussion: Literature Forum, Jan. 25 2014 @ Goethe Institut Library

Literature Forum

January 21, 2014 at 10:12 am Leave a comment

Literature Forum: Readings & Discussion, Oct. 26 2013 @ Goethe

Literature Forum
Date: October 26, 2013
Venue: Goethe Institut Library
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Entry: Free

October 23, 2013 at 10:41 am Leave a comment

Literature Forum, Sept. 28 2013 @ Goethe Institut Library

Goethe Book Club

September 25, 2013 at 2:15 pm Leave a comment

Literature Forum: Amka Space – Guest Muthoni Likimani, Apr. 27 2013 @ Goethe-Institut Library

Date & Time: Saturday, 27th April 2013, 10.00 – 1 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut Library
Entry: Free

The Literature Forum brings together upcoming women writers and literary critics to share and discuss stories, poems and current literary trends with the aim of enhancing their creativity. The forum provides a space to listen to the voices of established and budding female writers – voices of women with a passion for literary adventure.
AMKA and the Goethe-Institut organise the monthly readings in the library of the Goethe-Institut every last Saturday of the month.

Participation in the forum is open to both men and women.

During this month’s session, the veteran writer, journalist and publisher, Muthoni Likimani, will be the guest-speaker.

April 24, 2013 at 11:18 am Leave a comment

Public Reading: The Cello Player, Apr. 25 2013 @ Goethe-Institut Library

Date & Time: Thursday, 25th April 2013, 6.00 p.m.
Venue: Goethe-Institut Library
Entry: Free

The narrator of this witty, ironic exquisitely told tale of love and loss is a middle-aged German composer who writes avant-garde music, but makes a living producing jingles for TV. When Judith, an ambitious young cello player from Budapest (whose mother was once the composer’s lover and who may or may not be his daughter), shows up on his doorstep, he agrees to take her in while she studies at the conservatory in Munich. Judith’s presence evokes memories of a far different time, when Eastern Europe was a world away and when life was about art. As our protagonist sets out for the composer’s house in Southern France, where he will finish his opera and she will master her instrument, it gradually becomes clear that this young woman is playing more than the cello.

Excerpts from the novel will be read in English and German by Pete Openda and Peter Schreiber.

April 24, 2013 at 11:13 am Leave a comment

Literature Reading: Silence, Apr. 26 2012 @ Goethe

Date: April 26, 2012
Venue: Goethe-Institut Library
Time: 6 pm
Entrance: Free

Format: Readings in German & English followed by a Discussion

A young girl disappears while cycling to volleyball practice. Her bike and bag are found in exactly the same place that another girl was murdered, thirty three years before. The original perpetrator was never brought to justice – could they have struck again? The eeriness of the crime unsettles not only the police and public, but also someone who has been carrying a burden of guilt for many years…

Excerpts from the novel will be read in German and English by professional readers.

NB: The public reading series “Stories Spoken” is dedicated to introducing contemporary German literature in English translation to the Kenyan audience.

April 24, 2012 at 4:09 pm Leave a comment

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