Kenyan-German Author Exchange: Nora Bossong & Yvonne Owuor, Mar. 16 2018 @ Goethe Institut – Nairobi

March 12, 2018 at 1:34 pm Leave a comment

Date: March 16, 2018
Venue: Goethe Institut – Nairobi
Time: 6-8 pm
Entry: Free

Nora Bossong and Yvonne Owuor are both internationally acclaimed writers. Bossong’s works are available for in our e-library (free registration on our website: while Owuor’s can be borrowed from our physical library.

Nora Bossong is a German writer. She was the 2001 Fellow of the first Wolfenbüttel literature laboratory. She studied literature at the German Institute for Literature, as well as cultural studies, philosophy and comparative literature at the Humboldt University of Berlin, the University of Potsdam, and the Sapienza University of Rome. Her poetry and prose have been published in individual newspapers, anthologies and literary journals. In 2006, she published her debut novel.
Nora Bossong lives in Berlin and has written several fact and fiction books and won several numerous awards.
Source: Wikipedia.

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor is a Kenyan writer, who won the 2003 Caine Prize for African Writing for her story “Weight of Whispers”, which considers an aristocratic Rwandan refugee in Kenya. In 2004, she won the Woman of the year (Arts, Heritage category) for her contributions to the arts in Kenya. In September 2015, her critically acclaimed book Dust was not only shortlisted for the Folio Prize, but also won Kenya’s pre-eminent literary prize, the Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literature.

Born in Nairobi, Owuor studied English at Kenyatta University, before taking an MA in TV/Video development at Reading University. She obtained an MPhil, Creative Writing from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Source: Wikipedia.

Admission is free!

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