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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.
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.
Reading & Discussion: All Russians Love Birch Trees by Olga Grjasnowa, Sept. 25 2015 @ Goethe Institut Library
Find more information on the event Facebook Page
Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi on Culture, Ethnicity and Politics in Uganda, Sept. 18 2015 @ Rift Valley Institute Office
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.
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.
Download the 2015 Storymoja Festival Programme [pdf]
Visit http://storymojafestival.com/ for more information.
[Updated] Book Launch: The story of Joseph Murumbi, Sept. 6 2015 @ the Nairobi Gallery – Opp. Nyayo House
Date: September 6, 2015
Venue: the Nairobi Gallery
Entry: By Invitation ONLY
A PATH NOT TAKEN
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.