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
On the Decks: Foozak, Franki B, L.A Dave and Suraj
Kenya Nights & Lee Foss Workshop – on Music, Production & the Culture surrounding it, May 2 2015 @ Pawa 254 Hub
Kenya Nights & PAWA 254 have come together to host the first workshop in Nairobi with a top electronic music DJ & Producer.
Hip Hop influenced, international House and Techno legend, Lee Foss will be talking about music, production, and the culture that surrounds it.
Schedule after the launch
Exhibition 2-9th May at Sarakasi Dome
Exhibition 11-16th May at GoDown Art Centre
Event 16th May at GoDown Art Centre (possibly a panel discussion, not yet detailed)
Panel discussion 18th May at British Institute in Eastern Africa between 11 am -12.30 pm
Exhibition 18-23rd May at British Institute in Eastern Africa
Exhibition 25-30th May at Kobo Trust
Exhibition at USIU in June
Exhibition at Kenyatta University in June
Wriiten by John Sibi-Okumu and Directed by Nick Njahe, the show features incredible performances from Harry Ebale, Lydia Gitachu, Bruce Makau and Yriimo Mwaura.