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Kwani? Open Mic – April Edition feat. Kevin Man Njoro, Apr. 7 2015 @ The Phoenix Players, Parliament Rd
Advance tickets only via Mpesa at ksh200: Simply select “Buy Goods” onyour MPesa menu, enter the “Till Number” (56714) and follow instructions to complete transaction.
Featured Poet: Kevin Man Njoro
Featured band: KIU
MC: Cindy Ogana
Kevin Man Njoro
Comedian, rapper, mechanic and poet, Kevin Waithaka is a jack of all trades and master of them all. Whether performing with a Kikuyu accent as Man Njoro or as the polished Nemesis, Kevin’s wit and lyricism is highly entertaining. A collaboration with rapper Rabbit on Uko Sure showed his talent for crafty storytelling.
Inspired by singers like Zahara, Asa and India Arie, Kenyan songstresses, Tracy, Rosa and Pauline are fast-rising trio, Kiu. Here to quench Nairobi’s unquenchable thirst for quality music, Kiu blends its harmonies effortlessly, each with their own unique voice and unmatched musical ability. Past performances include Brew Bistro’s Oktoberfest, World Music Day (Fete de la Musique) at Alliance Francaise, Ndovu Zetu/Blankets and Wine at the UN recreational grounds, among others.
Join young Kenyan writers – Ndiritu Wahome and Ciku Kimeria as they discuss their books, chat with members of the audience at a session titled “Conversation with African writers” at the Goethe Goethe-Institut Nairobi on Thursday March 19th 2015 from 6pm.
First 100 people to rsvp to the event via fb (https://www.facebook.com/events/1059580684055976/) will be eligible for a KES 100 discount on the book price at the event.
The session will be moderated by acclaimed Kenyan poet, journalist, writer of fiction, and critic – Khainga o’okwemba.
ON THE WRITERS….
Ndiritu is a writer who first started writing at the age of thirteen. At 19, immediately after high school, he published a volume of poetry: ‘The Voice from a Young Man under the Burning African Sun.’
As a young writer, he is passionate about the art of writing, and other forms of creative arts. Ndiritu believes that you can become anything you want on earth, as long as you have the willpower, determination, and passion to train the mind. When he is neither reading nor writing, he is actively swimming and lazing on the beach gazing at the meandering blue waves of the ocean.
His latest work is a collection of short stories titled The sad artist and other fairy tales
Ciku lives and works in Kenya as a consultant focusing on international development issues at Dalberg Global Development Advisors. In her free time, she enjoys writing and traveling. She loves people, learning different languages, experiencing new cultures and various other art forms in addition to writing – singing, playing the guitar etc.
She is particularly fascinated by the universality of human emotions and enjoys reading books about people whose culture she knows little about. She hopes to use her work to reach more people with stories about Kenyan people that they can relate to – even if they do not know much about Kenya.
She holds a BSc in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She speaks English, Kiswahili and German, and is currently learning French. She is also a travel blogger – Thekenyanexplorer
Her novel “Of goats and poisoned oranges” is a tantalizing tale of betrayal, deceit, greed, corruption, love and revenge that will leave you reeling. Readers have described it as “Wicked, funny, poignant, wacky, human, a big ball of fun and danger”, “A unique and captivating book”, “Fun and intriguing”, “Impossible to put down once you start reading.”
Date: March 13, 2015
Venue: Michael Joseph Centre
Time: 6-9 pm
Entertainment by: Soul and jazz artist Liron.
PS: Lesleigh Kenya regrets to announce that due to unavoidable circumstances, the last meet the Author event which was scheduled to March 7 2015 at Silole Villa has been cancelled.
Meet the Author – Jo Alkemade Events: Feb. 21, 28 & Mar. 7 2015 @ Memorial Centre, Pawa 254 Hub & Silole Villa
This is where you can catch her:
February 21st: Meet the author from 2pm to 5pm at the August 7th Memorial Park at the junction of Moi Avenue and Haile Selassie Avenue.
February 28th: Meet the author from 5pm to 7pm at the PAWA 254 rooftop on State House Crescent.
March 7th: Meet the author at Silole Villa on the Silole Sanctuary from 2 pm.
Note: The best way to get to the villa is through the Masai Gate (south end of the Nairobi National Park; follow the signs). Otherwise drive down the Magadi Road on your way to Ongata Rongai, turn first left off the tarmac (signboarded to Nazarene University & Masai Lodge). Then just keep going to the end of the murram road (6 km) until you reach Masai Lodge. The turn off to Silole Villa & Silole Cottage is on the right immediately before the Masai Lodge Gate. If coming by public transport, as soon as you get off the matatu/bus there are very nice and reasonable cab drivers and bodas who can get you to Silole
The World’s Loudest Library holds the 35th edition of its event (#WLL35) on Saturday 14th February 2015 (Valentine’s Day). It’ll feature Jim Kroft, a British musician and film maker who has lived in Berlin since 2007.
This edition will be held at Creatives Garage and entry will be KSh 250 with a book in hand and KSh 300 without. It runs from 7pm till late.
For any enquiries, contact: worldsloudestlibrary[at]gmail[dot]com
Book launch in Kampala: Elections in a Hybrid Regime – Revisiting the 2011 Ugandan Polls, Jan. 15 2015 @ Hotel Africana
Fountain Publishers in conjunction with the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA), and the Department of Political Science and Public Administration (Makerere University), and with the support of the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), with pleasure invite you to attend the launch of the book: Elections in a Hybrid Regime: Revisiting the 2011 Ugandan Polls
Date: Thursday 15 January 2015, at 2.00 pm
Venue: Hotel Africana
Chief Guest: Professor Mondo Kagonyera – Chancellor of Makerere University