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Nairobi Forum: Our Collective Security – Writers in Conversation, Jun. 28 2014 @ National Museum

Date: Saturday, 28 June 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 5pm – 9pm
Entry: Prior Reservation.
RSVP here

The killings in Mpeketoni on 15 and 16 June are the latest in a series of violent events that are challenging the security of Kenya and the East Africa region more broadly. The words ‘terrorism’, ‘assassinations’, ‘tribal clashes’, ‘violent crime’, ‘domestic violence’ regularly appear in mainstream and social media headlines. Traumatic pictures of the aftermath fill the newspapers and TV screens. Kenya is no stranger to violent conflict, as the 2008 post-election violence attests to, but some analysts see the current resurgence as something new. There is no shortage of views on the causes of the current insecurity. Some blame external threats, religious ideology, identity, resource competition, youth unemployment, marginalisation, political intrigue, corruption and inefficiency of the security services. Others point to a failure of collective responsibility.

In the latest in a series of conversations with well-known writers, Kwani Trust, in partnership with the Rift Valley Institute’s Nairobi Forum, have invited a panel of writers to discuss these pressing matters. The writers include:

NoViolet Bulawayo, Writer
Parselelo Kantai, Writer
Rashid Abdi, Journalist
Billy Kahora, Writer and Kwani? managing editor

This conversation follows a session at 5pm at the same venue titled, Meet the Writers, featuring the three shortlisted writers of the Etisalat Prize for Literature, Africa’s most prestigious literary prize: NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), Yewande Omotoso (Nigeria/South Africa) and Karen Jennings (South Africa).

June 24, 2014 at 4:38 pm Leave a comment

Discussion: with Shortlisted Writers of the 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature, Jun. 28 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium

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Date: Saturday, June 28 2014
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museums
Time: 5 pm

Meet the Writers event with the three writers shortlisted for the 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature – NoViolet Bulawayo, Yewande Omotoso and Karen Jennings, with special guest and Patron of the Etisalat Prize for Literature, Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (OBE).
This will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature writers tour Nairobi, hosted by Kwani Trust
Africa’s most prestigious literary prize, the Etisalat Prize for Literature has collaborated with Kwani Trust for a weekend of literary events in Nairobi on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June 2014 as part of a three city African tour for shortlisted writers of the Etisalat Prize for Literature.

The Meet the Writers event includes a panel discussion hosted by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey (OBE) with the three shortlisted writers of the 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature, NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe), author of We Need New Names and winner of the 2013 edition, Yewande Omotoso (Nigeria/South Africa), author of Bom Boy, and Karen Jennings (South Africa), author of Finding Soutbek.

NoViolet Bulawayo, Yewande Omotoso and Karen Jennings will also feature at the Kwani?

June 21, 2014 at 4:32 pm Leave a comment

Preview: Storymoja Hay Festival 2012, Sept. 13-16 2012 @ Nairobi National Museum


Dates: September 14-16, 2012
Venue: Nairobi National Museum
Tickets: Day ticket Kshs 1000, Seasonal Ticket Kshs 1500 [MPesa 0728 285 021, Zap 0733 838 161] or e-mail: tickets@storymojaafrica.co.ke

Some of the participating writers
Jekwu Anyaegbuna, Imtiaz Dharker, Noviolet Bulawayo, Billy Kahora, Dinaw Mengestu, Lemn Sissay, Giles Foden, Miguna Miguna, Lola Shoneyin, Precious Williams, Muthoni Muchemi, Tony Mochama aka Smitta and Michael Logan

For more information visit: http://www.storymojahayfestival.com/

August 28, 2012 at 6:17 pm Leave a comment


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