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Out of Town / Book Launch: True Citizen & London – Cape town – Joburg, Oct. 15 2014 @ The Little Art Gallery Kisumu

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The Little Art Gallery (KSM) brings to you, Zukiswa Wanner, the thrilling South African journalist and novelist, for the Launch and Book signing of her latest books …

* True Citizen
* London – Cape Town – Joburg

Date: October 15, 2014
Venue: The Little Art Gallery, Kisumu
Time: 6.00 pm

Zuki’s debut novel, The Madams, was shortlisted for the K. Sello Duiker Award in 2007. Her most recent novel, Men of the South, was shortlisted for the 2011 Commonwealth Writers.

For more about Zuki, please visit : http://zukiswawanner.wordpress.com/

October 12, 2014 at 4:29 pm Leave a comment

Sunday Salon New York City – Nairobi – Chicago, Jun. 29 2014 @ Louis Leakey Auditorium

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Date: Sunday, June 29 2014
Venue: Kwani Trust Office – Chiromo
Time: 3 pm
Entry: Free

Join Kwani? Trust for a special edition of Sunday Salon featuring writers from Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Is it prize season, you ask? Yes it is!

Winner of Kwani Trust’s Manuscript Prize and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Jennifer Makumbi, reads from her just-launched novel, Kintu, published by Kwani?

The Shortlisted Writers of the 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature – Yewande Omotoso, author of Bom Boy, Karen Jennings, author of Finding Soutbek and the overall winner, NoViolet Bulawayo, author of We Need New Names, read from their work.

Kwani? Trust sends off the two Kenyan writers shortlisted for The Caine Prize for African Writing 2014; Billy Kahora and Okwiri Oduor, with readings from their nominated stories ahead of the announcement of the overall winner in Oxford in July.

Live music by KIU

Find more info here

June 21, 2014 at 4:42 pm 2 comments

Party: St. Patrick’s Live feat. DJ Kid Capri & DJ Milkshake, Mar. 15 2014 @ Carnivore Grounds

Jameson at Carnivore
Jameson is bringing the Irish spirit to Nairobi and celebrating it with the biggest St Patrick’s Day party in the country. Flying in New York’s DJ Kid Capri and South Africa’s DJ Milkshake.

Local DJ act’s: DJ Andre and Madtraxx.

Date: March 15, 2014
Venue: Carnivore Grounds
Time: from 7 pm till 3 am
Tickets: Regular tickets Kshs 2500 and VIP Kshs 5000 . Tickets available in Nakumatt outlets: Mega, Junction, Prestige Plaza, Lifestyle, TRM and Village Market.

March 11, 2014 at 6:09 pm 1 comment

Exhibition: by Charles Sekano – South Africa, Dec. 14-29 2013 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Dates: Until December 29, 2013
Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery
Location: between One off & Banana Hill Art Gallery

Exhibiting Artist: Charles Sekano – South Africa

Read Frank Whalley Review of this exhibition on the link below.

The man who loved all women. Daily Nation December 9, 2013

December 14, 2013 at 4:30 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: Témoin/Witness, Dec. 13 2013 – Jan. 10 2014 @ Goethe Institut

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Opening Date: Friday, December 13 2013, 7 pm

Exhibition Dates: Monday to Friday, December 16-20 2013, January 2-10 2014,
Time: 1 to 6 pm
Entry: Free

Témoin/Witness is an exhibition initiated by the Goethe- Institut South Africa and curator Simon Njami; co-curated by Sammy Baloji and Monique Pelser. It showcases the works of photographers who were involved in a Photographers’ Portfolio Meeting over a span of three years. The aim was to present their work within the portfolio reviews to several curators to gain critical feedback. The photographers included Sammy Baloji (DRC), Calvin Dondo (Zimbabwe), Sabelo Mlangeni (South Africa), Abraham Oghobase (Nigeria), Monique Pelser (South Africa) and Michael Tsegaye (Ethiopia).

The exhibition speaks about the social issues, ever-changing past and present and inherited cultures across the African continent. It represents how this group of emerging photographers perform the role of onlookers, and actively survey their immedate environments. The works then become historical records and evidence reflecting the constantly shifting history, inherit cultures and social issues that span across the African continent.

About the Photographers

Sammy Baloji
Sammy Baloji, born 1978 in Lubumbashi, D.R.C, lives and works in Lubumbashi and Brussels, Belgium.

“My work questions the still existing traces of colonization in Congolese society. In this approach, it expresses a desire to inform and rewrite a story from the present. A present aware of his past and ready to assume the future. My photographic work is between documentary and fiction. In this sense I need a context (the environment) to create my own story. To do this, I did some research on topics or events of the past and even on the present. I’m using pictures archives or even sound archives to create a new statement.”

Calvin Dondo
Calvin Dondo, born 1963 in Harare, lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe.

“I believe our work as an artist is to open doors, shed light and give new possibilities to, first, our immediate environment, and then, the world at large. Our visual statements provoke and shift societies understanding of the world. Whatever work I do I feel I am responsible to everyone around me.”

Sabelo Mlangeni
Sabelo Mlangeni, born 1980 in Driefontein, lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa.

“My work challenges a viewer, like in this body of work ‘Country Girls’. In our society we are taught that a man should present himself in a certain way, seeing a man in a dress shifts the way we think and are taught to think. It is political and confronts issues of homophobia.”

Abraham Oghobase
Abraham Oghobase, born 1979 in Lagos, lives and works in Lagos, Nigeria.

“The social, political and economic situation of society plays a pivotal role in my work. I am interested in using photography to explore the way people live and how they are affected by the different systems that exist, and how conditions evolve to meet or take advantage of certain needs. For example, with this series ‘Jam I’ explore how rural-urban drift, among other things, has led to inflated rents in Lagos and congested living spaces. My exploration of identity through self-portraiture in Nigeria and abroad, for example, is often a function of how I am perceived as a photographer, an artist, a black male, a Nigerian, and so on, which in turn is based on social and cultural points of view that have their roots in history.”

Monique Pelser
Monique Pelser, born 1976 in Johannesburg, lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

“I try to use the camera and developing photographic technology as a way of re-looking at my country, the land, people and the objects or traces which were left behind and have become a historical burden. I feel that my generation and those that follow have inherited a lot to process. I try to use photography as dissonance, as a way to re-look and represent and process this history.”

Michael Tsegaye
Michael Tsegaye, born 1975 in Addis Ababa, lives and works in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

“In the past ten years, the city in which I live, Addis Ababa, and the rest of Ethiopia has gone through tremendous changes – both demographically as well as physically – with the construction of new buildings and the demolition of the old ones. The changes that modernity has brought about in the rural areas are also quite significant, as old cultural practices adopt certain aspects of new ones.”

December 11, 2013 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

Stand Up Comedy: Opa Williams’ Nite of a Thousand Laughs, Nov. 9 2013 @ Carnivore Grounds

Night of a Thousand Laughs
Date: November 9, 2013
Venue: Carnivore Grounds
Time: 7 pm
Tickets: Kshs 2000

Acts: BasketMouth frm Nigeria, Nduliso from South Africa, Pablo from Uganda, Daliso from Malawi, Sleepy from, Chipukeezy and Ayeiya from Kenya with Music by Mercy Myra, Dela and DJ Frida

November 5, 2013 at 9:06 am 1 comment

Comedy Night: Africa’s Kings of Comedy, Oct. 26 2013 @ KICC

Africa's Kings of Comedy
Date: October 26, 2013
Venue: KICC
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Kshs 1000 & VIP Kshs 2000

Acts from: Mandy from Nigeria, Kagiso Lediga from South Africa, Patric Salvador from Uganda, Carl Joshua from Zimbabwe and Eric Omondi from Kenya

October 23, 2013 at 10:57 am 1 comment

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