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Book Launch: Mau Mau Crucible of War by Nicholas Githuku, Jun. 23 2016 @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium

Mau Mau Crucible of War
Date & time: Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 6.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Admission: free

About
Mau Mau Crucible of War is a study of the social and cultural history of the mentalité of struggle in Kenya, which reached a high water mark during the Mau Mau war of the 1950s, but which continues to resonate in Kenya today in the ongoing demand for a decent standard of living and social justice for all.

June 23, 2016 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

Discussion with Literary Prize Winners, Jun. 15 2016 @ Goethe-Institut Nairobi – Auditorium

Literary Prize Winners
Date and time: Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 6.00 pm
Venue: Goethe-Institut Nairobi, Auditorium
Admission: free

About
The Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first ever pan-African prize celebrating first time writers of published fiction books. On the panel: playwright and poet Fiston Mwanza Mujila from Democratic Republic of Congo, Etisalat Prize for Fiction winner 2015, and Kenyan writer Stanley Gazemba who is winner of the Jomo Kenyatta Prize and one of the Africa39 writers.

Moderated by Zukiswa Wanner.

June 14, 2016 at 11:11 am Leave a comment

Sigana International Storytelling Festival, Jun. 10-12 2016 @ Kenya Cultural Centre

Sigana poster
Dates: June 10-12, 2016
Venue: Kenya Cultural Centre
Tickets: Adults Kes 500 & Kids Kes 250

June 10, 2016 at 5:36 pm Leave a comment

Reading in Unusual Spaces, Jun. 11 2016 @ Jevanjee Gardens

Reading in Unusual Spaces
Date and time: Saturday, 11th June 2016, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Venue: Jevanjee Gardens, Nairobi
Entry: Kes 300 for light lunch

This month’s session will be held in Jevanjee Gardens, iMax Theater and Sabina Joy Pub.

Curated by Tony Mochama.

June 7, 2016 at 1:31 pm 1 comment

Amka Literature Forum: Women in Fiction, May 28 2016 @ the Goethe Institut Library

AMKA-and-Fifth-Draft
Date: May 28, 2016
Venue: the Goethe Institut Library
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Entry: Free

May 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm Leave a comment

Book Launch: Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa, May 9 2016 @ Rift Valley Institute Office

Date: May 9, 2016
Venue: Rift Valley Institute Office, Seminar Room
Time: 2-4 pm
Entry: Prior registration

About
In 2013, almost half of Africa’s top aid recipients were ruled by authoritarian regimes. Many international donors such as USAID, DFID, the World Bank and the European Commission have had their policies entangled with the agendas of the ruling elites. Development policies are thus shaped with a view to maintain the status quo, compromising the rights and democracy of local citizens. This book raises the question: to what extent are foreign aid programmes actually perpetuating authoritarian rule?

On 9 May 2016, the Rift Valley Forum will host the launch of Aid and Authoritarianism in Africa, edited by Tobias Hagmann and Filip Reyntjens.

The book highlights the political and moral complexities that emerge from the relationship between foreign aid and autocratic governments in Africa. It brings to light changing donor interests and rhetoric, as well as the impact of foreign aid on military assistance, rural development, electoral processes and domestic politics in Ethiopia, Uganda, Rwanda, Cameroon, Mozambique and Angola.

Find more information about this event and registration details, here

May 6, 2016 at 2:31 pm Leave a comment

Archaeology & Art! Pots and Identities: The Language of Clay + Launch of Edward Njenga’s Autobiography, May 7- Jun. 30 2016 @ National Museum

Pot and Identities
Opening and Book Launch: May 7, 2016
Venue: the National Museum of Kenya, Nairobi
Time: 2 pm
Entry: Free

Until: June 30, 2016
Entry: Museum Rates Apply

Pots and Identities: The language of clay
Pottery is one of the most enduring artifacts in the archaeological record. It has been used the world over to provide relative dates for sites and also to reconstruct life ways of the prehistoric people.

This exhibition is the archaeologist version of the Kenyan history and the contemporary practices of potters/ artists through the language of clay. In both cases, the identity of the potter is easily discernible from either the style or decorations of the pot.

In some cases, archaeological data cannot stand alone and archaeologists have used present day practices to interpret their data. Some of the comparative data include studies on pottery functions, pottery making technologies, innovation and diffusion…

Outstanding archaeological and traditional pottery alongside contemporary works by Magdalene Odundo, Mzee Edward Njenga, Waithira Chege and Emmanuel Ondif among others.

Book Launch
During the exhibition opening there will be a book launch of Edward Njenga’s autobiography ‘Telling it in Clay’ written by Lynette Kariuki.

May 4, 2016 at 6:48 pm Leave a comment

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