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Master Class with M. G. Vassanji from 10 am – 1 pm [Pre-register ONLY]
Exploring Inter-cultural Relationships with Drumbeats from 1.30-3 pm
The in-between World of East Africa from 3.15-4.45 pm
Book Launching and Signing from 5-6 pm
Nyef Nyef Stories to Discombobulate the Mind from 6.30-8 pm
Other Scheduled Events
Moyez Vassanji Colloquium and Lecture at University of Nairobi – Dept. of Literature
Date: January 27, 2014
Full info here Invitation to the Moyez Vassanji Colloquium and Lecture [Word Document]
Storymoja is throwing a sexy singles’ soiree this Valentines Day, so if you are single, grab your sexiest single friend (of the opposite sex), your hottest dancing shoes and make your way over to the Southern Sun Mayfair.
For more info visit Storymoja Facebook page
Editors pick for @Storymoja: British Ambassador to Kenya Dr. Christian Turner – Session at #HayFestKe, Sept. 14 2012 @ National Museum
The British Ambassador to Kenya Dr.Christian Turner will have a session on ‘the cultural and social transformative power of the internet and new technologies’
Date: September 14, 2012
Venue: British Council Court Yard
Time: 11 am
Festival Tickets: Kshs 1000/day and Kshs 1500/season
HE Dr. Christian Turner is the recently appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya. This will be his first time at Storymoja Hay Festival
Dr Turner was previously the Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where he had responsibility for all UK policy and operations in that region. Prior to this he served variously in the British Embassy in Washington, as Private Secretary to the Prime Minister and in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit.
For more information read: http://www.hayfestival.com/p-5327-the-google-platform-ory-okolloh-dr-christian-turner-and-john-kampfner.aspx
Events to look out for @Storymoja #HayFestKe: Freedom of Expression, Sept. 14-16 2012 @ National Museum
Ory Okolloh, Google’s head of policy and Government Relations, Africa, and John Kampfner, British Journalist and Freedom of Expression advocate discuss the cultural and social transformative power of the internet and new technologies.
They will be joined by Dr Christian Turner, former Director of the Middle East and North Africa in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Dr Turner is now British High Commissioner to Kenya.
Date: September 15, 2012
Venue: Storymoja Amphitheatre
Peeling Back the Mask
Date: September 16, 2012
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium
Lawyer and political analyst, Miguna Miguna, discusses the controversial, bestselling memoir that has taken Kenya by storm.
Also, don’t forget that the best second hand book sale continues at the Nairobi national Museum during the StoryMoja Hay Festival
Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 September 2012, 10am – 4pm on all days.
Storymoja Publishers is planning a World Record Attempt on 16th June 2011 at Nyayo Stadium from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm. We will be gathering 25,000 Kenyans to break the record for Most People Reading Out Loud in One Place. The record is currently held by Turkey at 22,000 people. We encourage all Kenyans to attend this event and help smash the stereotype that Kenyans don’t like to read!
For more information visit the website: http://readingrevolution.co.ke
Lecture & Book Launch: A talk on Medicinal Plants of an East African Region, Jan. 19 2011 @ national Museum
Dr. Najma Dharani will hold a talk on Medicinal Plants of an East African Region, their importance, traditional uses & conservation.
Date: January 19, 2010
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium at Nairobi National Museum
Entry*: KMS members Kshs 400, Non members Kshs 500 & Students Kshs 200
Dr. Najma Dharani holds a PhD degree in Plant and Environmental Ecology, and is currently a lecturer in the Dept. of Environmental Science at Kenyatta University.
She is also the author & photographer of Field guide to common Trees and Shrubs in East Africa and Field guide to Acacias of East Africa
She will also Launch her New book called ‘Common Antimalarial trees and Shrubs of East Africa’
Other Books authored by Dr. Dharani, which will also be available for sale on that day
*Proceeds to fund the Museum’s Fossil and Artifacts Casting Department
We posted about the festival a few weeks ago, but here is a reminder.
The full line up of this weekend’s Storymoja Hay Festival can be found here:
It’s very impressive – not to be missed!
All other information is on the event’s blog
The Storymoja Book clubs are forums where young professionals can come together and discuss books and various themes raised in them. The club is open to young professionals and its forum for them to interact and share their views and opinions on the various books they have read.
At 6pm on February 8 at Text Book Centre Coffee Shop at Sarit Centre
Chimamanda Adichie was 25 years old when she wrote her debut novel, which isn’t in itself a reason to read it. But it does add to the wonder evoked by such a gripping narration of the many forms oppression can take. Purple Hibiscus was shortlisted for the Orange Prize Award, an award for female African fiction writers.
Please feel free to contact Sheila at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020-2089595
Storymoja is once again bringing you the acclaimed Cut Off My Tongue performance. Its happening on 26th January at 7pm at Dass Restaurant on Woodvale groove, Westlands. Be sure not to miss it. One of the greatest shows of 2009!
Charges are only Ksh.500 bob
Tickets available at Dass Tel: 020-4453262 & 0722-388388
You can also book on Tel: 020-2089595 & 0722-838161
Summer Literary Seminars (SLS) is happy to be returning to Kenya for the first time since 2006. SLS is a truly unique experience, a one-of-a-kind literary program that has hosted some of the world’s most celebrated and progressive writers. As part of the week-long events, Kwani? will host a reading/performance for SLS Kenya 2009 at Daas Restaurant on 15th December 2009 at 7.30p.m.
Emceed by the fabulous Cindy Ogana the event will include performances and readings by:
* Mike Kwambo
* David Kaiza
* Stanley Gazemba
* Eva Kasaya (reading by Cindy)
* Millicent Muthoni
* Storymoja (performing extracts from ‘Living Memories’ by Al Kags)
* Extracts from the autobiographical works of Njenga Karume & Benjamin Kipkorir
We attended a previous performance of extracts from Al Kags’ book at the Goethe-Institut, and it was brilliant – highly recommended event!
Start time: 7.30pm, Charges: Kshs 200/-
SLS Program Dates: December 13th – 28th 2009
For more info on SLS Kenya click here.
‘CUT OFF MY TONGUE’ by Sitawa Namwalie – A Storymoja Production
“WOW!!!” – Sajina Sangale
“Thought Provoking” – Geoffrey Kimani
“Amazing talent…” Hassan Omar Hassan
“Refreshing! Mindblowing! Exhilarating! Honest!” – Wangeci Murage
“Chemistry and emotion was gripping… Glad to have witnessed you on your way to the top!” – Jeremy O’Reilly
Come see what the buzz is about in our three special shows in Nairobi before UK tour:
Silverbird (Numetro) Junction – Ngong Road near Dagoretti. Cinema Screen 3.
Wed 6th, Thursday 7th and Friday 8th May, 2009. Time: 6:30 for 7pm sharp
Tickets Ksh 1000 – available at all Numetro Cinemas & stores
Or contact Storymoja:
To book, call Sheila 020-2089595, 0722 638161, 0733564394
New performance after the huge success at Alliance Francaise last week
At 7pm, show starts at 7.30pm. Sarakasi Trust is at Ngara roundabout
Tickets are 1000 shs
Info: 0202089595, info[at]storymojaafrica.co.ke
Cut Off My Tongue explores the truths that shape us as Kenyans – our beliefs, the way we behave and why. It is no ordinary reading of poetry, but a spirited invocation to Africans to colonise and mould their own history. It is a show about land, about tribe, about personal discovery, about identity and relationships. The show makes you think and laugh at the same time. It rants, sweats, breaks into song and dance! Cut Off My Tongue is so amazing that when it was first performed last year, two visiting directors of The Hay Festival, UK, invited the cast to take it on tour to the UK 21st – 31st, May, 2009.
“Cut off my Tongue” is based on the poetry of Sitawa Namwalie, and the dance sequences are choreographed by Amimo Olembo. The cast consists of nine performers of whom, two are traditional musicians: Betty Wamalwa Muragori, Muthoni Garland, Alice Karunditu, Ogutu Muraya, Grand Masese , Henry Anyanga, Shan Bartley, Chichi Seii and Amimo Olembo. Although the poetry focuses on Kenya it deals with issues that affect all African countries, and beyond. Our audiences at four past performances have been mixed, including heads of various embassies, and all have been equally thrilled by the show regardless of race, colour, tribe, nationality or creed.
Storymoja is pleased to invite you to an informational session and cocktail party to meet a UK editor compiling an anthology of Kenyan short stories.
Dr. Emma Dawson of CCC Press has edited Cameroon and Nigerian anthologies in the series so far. She is now working on the Kenyan and Ugandan ones, and is planning to have them published by the end of the year. See the publisher’s website for more details.
As part of the compilation process, Dr. Dawson travels to the country in question to meet with potential contributors and listen to what they have to say about their writing. At the session, she gives a brief overview of the Press and the idea behind the anthology series. Don’t miss this chance to meet her and find out more.
WHEN: Thursday 23rd April, 5-7pm
WHERE: Storymoja Offices, Spring Valley, Nairobi
(We are located right behind the Spring Valley Shopping Center (with a Caltex Station) off Lower Kabete Road. Call 0722-838-161)
Please RSVP ASAP and confirm your attendance.
At 7.30pm, tickets 1000ksh
‘Cut off my tongue’ is based on poetry by Sitawa Namwalie and is a dramatized poetry show that incorporates spoken narrative, music, dance and movement. Performed by eight versatile women from different professional backgrounds, whose love for the Arts has brought them together; the show critiques today’s society for a better tomorrow.
The poet, also known as Betty Wamalwa Muragori, is a mother, a wife, an environmentalist in her daily existence and is the brain behind the programme ‘Building Bridges of Understanding’ that is reaching out across ethnic groups who were in conflict, one of the causes of the post election violence of 2008.