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Book Launch: ‘Lost Nationalism: Revolution, Memory and Anti-Colonial Resistance in Sudan’, Feb. 22 2017 @ BIEA
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.
Exhibition of Photography and Film: My Camera, My Life by Sir Mohinder Dhillon, Jan. 27 2017 @ BIEA – Laikipia Road
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/=.
Featured Book – Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owour
Cosmos Book Club: London-Cape Town-Joburg with Author Zukiswa Wanner, Dec. 3 2016 @ Cosmos Coffee House
Featured book: London Cape Town Joburg by Zukiswa Wanner’s
The Cosmos Coffee House which was started a few months ago at the Highway Mall does some of the best food and drink in the Mombasa Road area. The management decided to make a home for the Nairobi reader by setting up the Cosmos Book Club which allows patrons to have a relaxed time as they read their favourite book. The club will feature a book every month and readers can get to meet the author and ask them questions about their motivations for their work. They can also get their copies of the books signed by the author.
After the first meet up featuring award winning author Ng’ang’a Mbugua’s Angels of the Wild published by One Planet Publishers, this month the book club feature Zukiswa Wanner’s London Cape Town Joburg. Wanner will be moderated by book blogger James Murua.
London Cape Town Joburg is the story not just of Germaine, Michael and their son Zuko and won the K Sello Duiker Prize in 2015. The book is published by South Africa’s Kwela and has a rating of 3.71 on Goodreads.
The event happens on December 3rd, 2016 and starts at 2pm and goes on for two hours. The entry is free but patrons are asked to buy from special offers that will be on offer on the day. They may also buy copies of the book.
Book Launch: Parliament of Owls – A Collection of Poems by Adipo Sidang’, Nov. 17 2016 @ Goethe Institut
A collection of Poems by Adipo Sidang’
Parliament of Owls, published under the Contact Zones Series established by the Goethe-Institut Kenya and Native Intelligence, is a collection of poems by Adipo Sidang’ one of the most talented Kenyan poets of his generation. In the words of Tony Mochama (writer), “Parliament of Owls heralds the arrival of a new emperor on the African poetry scene … and this emperor, Adipo Sidang’, is hooting the naked truth”.
– The collection of poems will be discussed by Dr. Tom Odhiambo (literary critic) and Khainga O’Okwemba (poet and journalist).