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Lecture: The Big Conservation Lie! Inaugural Talk by Dr. Mordecai Ogada & John Mbaria, May 20 2017 @ National Museum


Museums and Contested Histories: Saying the unspeakable in Museums

Date & time: Saturday 20 May 2017, from 4 pm
Cost: Adult Ksh 400, Student Ksh 200
Advance payment options: Safaricom: Mpesa Paybill, Business No: 400800, Account No: 6571570019, Airtel Money: 0780 755 231

About
This will be an inaugural talk by Dr. Mordecai Ogada and John Mbaria, based on their recently published book – The big conservation lie!

National Museums of Kenya is a leading conservation institution and a platform for intellectual discourse on every issue cultural, heritage conservation.

So what is the lie?

Join us!

Bookings: 0724 255 299, 0780 755 231 or info@kenyamuseumsociety.org, Wireless: 020 2339158

May 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm Leave a comment

Book Launch & Photo Exhibition: Everyday Africa, May 10-28 2017 @ Alliance Française


Opening: May 10, 2017
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 6.30 pm

Until: May 28, 2017

EVERYDAY AFRICA
Everyday Africa is a collective of 30 photographers sharing images of daily life (in many forms and from across the continent) on a shared Instagram feed in an effort to transcend the usual clichés that depict Africa as a place of only poverty, disease, and war. The project began in 2012 and has since sparked a global movement – there are dozens of “Everyday” projects focused on broadening our understanding of cities, countries, regions, and continents worldwide.

This exhibition is organized on the occasion of the African Launch of their new book ‘Everyday Africa: 30 Photographers Re-Picturing a Continent’.

At the launch, a theatrical performance will bring to life this social media project, using the comments and conversations sparked by the photography on Instagram as source for the script.

The featured photographers are: Nana Kofi Acquah, Jana Asenbrennerová, Girma Berta, Guillaume Bonn, Barry Christianson, Daouda Corera, Peter DiCampo, Edward Echwalu, Laura El-Tantawy, Yagazie Emezi, Andrew Esiebo, Malin Fezehai, Glenna Gordon, Jane Hahn, Idil Ibrahim, Mahmoud Khattab, Lindsay Mackenzie, Austin Merrill, Holly Pickett, Whitney Richardson, Christina Rizk, Tom Saater, Sameer Satchu, Allison Shelley, Charlie Shoemaker, Ricci Shryock, Nichole Sobecki, Sara Terry, Ley Uwera, Shannon Jensen Wedgwoodstage.

May 9, 2017 at 12:31 pm Leave a comment

Book Launch: Little Mogadishu – Eastleigh, Nairobi’s Global Somali Hub, Mar. 1 2017 @ BIEA

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Date: March 1, 2017
Venue: British Institute of East Africa, Kileleshwa
Time: 6 pm

February 23, 2017 at 3:55 pm Leave a comment

Book Launch: ‘Lost Nationalism: Revolution, Memory and Anti-Colonial Resistance in Sudan’, Feb. 22 2017 @ BIEA

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Date: February 22, 2017
Venue: BIEA
Time: 6 pm

About
IFRA together with the British Institute in Eastern Africa invite you to the launch of a book, Lost Nationalism: Revolution, Memory and Anti-Colonial Resistance in Sudan by Elena Vezzadini. Elena is a scholar in history from the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) and affiliated to Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and the Institut des Mondes Africains.

February 16, 2017 at 10:46 am Leave a comment

Book Reading: Featured Book – Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owour, Feb. 18 2017 @ Pointzero Bookcafé

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Date: February 18, 2017
Venue: Pointzero Bookcafé
Time: 11am – 2pm
Featured Book – Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owour

February 13, 2017 at 2:03 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition of Photography and Film: My Camera, My Life by Sir Mohinder Dhillon, Jan. 27 2017 @ BIEA – Laikipia Road

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Date: January 27, 2017
Venue: BIEA, Laikipia Road
Time: 2-4 pm

About
On 27 January 2017, the Rift Valley Forum and the British Institute in Eastern Africa will host the launch of My Camera, My Life. In his autobiography, Mohinder revisits his records of events that shaped his career as well as Kenya’s history and beyond. He documents Kenya’s independence heroes and his close relationship with top African political leaders, including Kenya’s Mzee Jomo Kenyatta. The book also highlights his records of the 1980s famines in Ethiopia, Karamoja in Uganda and Turkana in Kenya.

The Forum will host an accompanying exhibition of photographs and documentary films shot by Sir Mohinder between 1952 to 2008.

Copies of the autobiography will be on sale at the launch for KSH 4,500/=.

January 20, 2017 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

Book Reading: Featured Book – Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owour, Jan. 21 2017 @ Pointzero Bookcafé

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Date: January 21, 2017
Venue: Pointzero Bookcafé
Time: 11am – 2pm

Featured Book – Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owour

January 17, 2017 at 1:25 pm Leave a comment

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