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5th Edition of Kwani? Litfest: Beyond the Map of English, Dec. 1-6 2015 in Nairobi

Kwani Literature Festival
The fifth edition of Kwani? Litfest, a biennial gathering of writers, artists and thinkers from across Africa, takes place from 1st-6th December 2015.

This year’s literary festival, Beyond the Map of English: Writers in conversation on Language hosts readings, performances and discussions that explore issues of language and how this relates to African experiences and writing on the continent.

Confirmed participants include Nuruddin Farah, Taiye Selasi, Boris Boubacar Diop, Yvonne Adhiambo Owour, Wu Ming, Prof. Aldin Mutembei,FOKN Bois and Siphiwo Mahala.

November 22, 2015 at 3:38 pm 2 comments

Book Launch: Contact Zones NRB 16 – Maasai Mbili, Oct. 23 2015 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

Masai Mbili Book Launch
Date and Time: Friday, 23rd October 2015, 6.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Admission: free

Volume 16 of the Contact Zones NRB series feature the work of the artist’s collective Maasai Mbili (M2). Founded in the early 2000’s by Otieno Kota and Otieno Gomba, the collective now consists of 5 permanent members, several long-term partners, many, many associates and almost infinite friends.

October 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm Leave a comment

Reading & Discussion: All Russians Love Birch Trees by Olga Grjasnowa, Sept. 25 2015 @ Goethe Institut Library

All Russians Love Birch Trees
Date: September 25, 2015
Venue: Goethe Institut Library
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free Admission

Find more information on the event Facebook Page

September 24, 2015 at 11:24 am Leave a comment

Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi on Culture, Ethnicity and Politics in Uganda, Sept. 18 2015 @ Rift Valley Institute Office

Cover of Kintu. | Photo via RVI
Date: Friday September 18, 2015
Time: 3pm – 5pm
Venue: Seminar Room , Rift Valley Institute Office
Location: Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa
Entry: Prior Registration

On Friday September 18 at 3pm, the Nairobi Forum will host Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, whose novel Kintu won the 2013 Kwani? Manuscript Prize. The novel follows the adventures of Kintu Kidda and generations of his heirs, telling the story of a family and a nation contending with the burdens of the colonial past while seeking to reconcile tradition with the modern world. Jennifer will join Tom Odhiambo, Lecturer in Literature at the University of Nairobi, for a conversation about history, culture and ethnicity in Ugandan politics.
The event will be held at the Rift Valley Institute’s offices in Kileleshwa. Copies of Kintu will be available for purchase. Entrance is by prior registration only.

Register here

September 15, 2015 at 10:58 am Leave a comment

Book Launch: Les Murs by Stéphanie, Sept. 16 2015 @ Alliance Française

Les Mars
Date: September 16, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm
Free Entry

Journalist and RFI correspondent in Kenya since 2006, Stéphanie launches her short fiction, ‘Les murs’, which is weaved from real-life events. The story of a woman who is struggling to cope with life will resonate with readers like a threatening echo of today’s brutal world.

September 11, 2015 at 10:56 am 2 comments

Storymoja Festival 2015, Sept. 16-20 2015 @ Nairobi Arboretum

Storymoja Festival 2015
Dates: September 16-20, 2015
Venue: Nairobi Arboretum
Time: from 9 am every day apart from Sept. 16, 2015
Tickets: KES 1000

Download the 2015 Storymoja Festival Programme [pdf]

Visit for more information.

September 10, 2015 at 4:47 pm Leave a comment

[Updated] Book Launch: The story of Joseph Murumbi, Sept. 6 2015 @ the Nairobi Gallery – Opp. Nyayo House

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Path not taken Invite

Date: September 6, 2015
Venue: the Nairobi Gallery
Entry: By Invitation ONLY

An autobiographical account of the story of JOSEPH MURUMBI, Kenya’s Second Vice President and Africa’s most famous cultural collector

UPDATE: This event is not open to the public and is only restricted to the invited people.

September 2, 2015 at 12:26 pm Leave a comment

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