Kwani? Sunday Salon will feature readings and conversations with 2014 Etisalat Prize for Literature winner, Songeziwe Mahlangu and celebrated Kenyan writer, Henry Ole Kulet.
There will be poetry performances, live music by Sage and readings from the new Chimurenga by Caine Prize winner Yvonne Owour, historian Ngala Chome and Kwani Trust Managing Editor Billy Kahora.
The visiting South African author is the second winner of the Etisalat Prize for Literature, the first ever pan-African prize celebrating first time writers of published fiction books.
Mr. Ole Kulet’s novel Vanishing Herds ( Longhorn Publishers) won the 2013 Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature. He has published several books and has over 30 years experience writing about contemporary Maa culture.
Chimurenga is a project-based mutable object, a print magazine, a workspace, and platform for editorial and curatorial activities. Started in 2011, The Chronic is a pan African quarterly gazette whose new edition focuses on new geographies, and is published in collaboration with Kwani Trust.
“One of the questions is this: if you try to map the psycho-techno-cultural corridors and ports through which this idea of better life (also known as “Africa Rising”) circulates, what do you see? We came up with this multi-breasted feminine. And more – war machines, secret countries, trade routes, water maps etc.” – The Chronic.
Find more info. on their website http://kwani.org/new/press_releases/87/kwani_trust_to_host_2014_etisalat_prize_for_literature_winner.htm
Out of Town/Fundraiser: to Support Car No 57 feat. DJ Mikhail Kuzi, May 9 2015 @ Forty Thieves Beach Bar
All proceeds will go towards financing Car No 57.
The Rhino Charge is an annual event organized to raise funds for the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust. This year the event is to be held on the 31st of May. The Rhino Charge is a Kenyan off-road event in which competitors drive between scattered check points over approximately 100 square kilometers of very rough terrain within a 10 hour period. Navigation is by compass/GPS and the winner is the competitor who visits all check points in the shortest distance (GPS measured) (www.rhinocharge.co.ke).
Brandon Barbour has been involved in the Rhino Charge for 3 years with the team of Car no 53 which was placed 3rd overall in 2014. This year he is entering in Car No 57 a 1990 Suzuki rebuilt especially for this event. Through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RhinoChargeKenya?fref=ts you will be able to follow Brandon and his team on the day.
Together with the famous DJ Mikhail Kuzi, they organize a fundraiser beach party to sponsor the car and contribute to support the Rhino Ark on Saturday 9th Mayat Forty Thieves Beach Bar, all you have to do is come to party on the beach, pay KES 500/- at the gate. All proceeds from the gate will go to the car #57.
Exhibition runs until May 21 2015
Full Frontal presents a witty but hard-hitting look into feminism and female gender stereotypes today.
It opens up a dialogue as to what really is being woman as opposed to being female. Does being female automatically mean that one is a woman?
Exhibition: Resurrection – Facial Fragments by Eltayeb Dawalbeit, May 3 –Jun. 21 2015 @ Red Hill Art Gallery
The exhibition will run until June 21, 2015
Oloolua Resort is a beautiful place for a family outing
Exhibition: The Mavericks by Kota Otieno & Michael Wafula, Apr. 30 –May 22 2015 @ Circle Art Gallery
Exhibition by Kota Otieno and Michael Wafula