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5th Edition of Kwani? Litfest: Beyond the Map of English, Dec. 1-6 2015 in Nairobi

Kwani Literature Festival
The fifth edition of Kwani? Litfest, a biennial gathering of writers, artists and thinkers from across Africa, takes place from 1st-6th December 2015.

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.

November 22, 2015 at 3:38 pm 2 comments

Out of Town: 15th Lamu Cultural Festival, Nov. 26-29 2015 @ Lamu County

Lamu Cultural Festival
Dates: November 26 – 29 2015
Venue: Lamu County

Download the Lamu Cultural Week Programme (pdf)

November 22, 2015 at 3:26 pm Leave a comment

Third Edition of Zinduka Festival, Nov. 23-28 2015 @ Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium, Arusha, Tanzania

Zinduka Festival
Dates: November 23-28, 2015
Venue: Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium, Arusha, Tanzania

November 17, 2015 at 3:35 pm Leave a comment

Somali Heritage Week, Nov. 18-21 2015 @ the National Museum of Kenya

Somali-Week Nairobi
Dates: Date: 18 to 21 November, 2015
Venue: National Museum of Kenya
Time: from 9 am
Entrance: Free for all audiences

Experience an exciting and informative program of talk, music, dance, art, storytelling and much more as we celebrate the contributions of the Somali people to the beauty and cultural richness of Kenya.

Featuring some of the best known thinkers, writers, performers and live entertainment stages, the Somali Heritage Week will showcase the best of Somali culture from Kenya and the region on the theme “Identity: What does it mean to be Somali in Kenya?” The goal of this event is to create a place where Somali people and lovers of culture can come together to celebrate the community, to engage with the challenges facing the community, to sustain traditions and to provide a learning opportunity for those outside the culture.

The central site for the Heritage Week is the National Museum of Kenya, Museum Hill in Nairobi, Kenya, although a parallel youth programme will happen in at Awjaama Omar in Eastleigh and at PAWA 254 in Milimani.


November 12, 2015 at 1:22 pm Leave a comment

Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Nov. 16-20 2015 @ Alliance Française Auditorium

Dates: November 16-20, 2015
Venue: Alliance Française Auditorium
Time: 6.30 pm

Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. Throught its annual Film Festival, screened in over 20 cities throughout the year, the organization bravely bears witness to injustice worldwide. The films tell extraordinary stories of struggle, survival, and hope that challenge each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.

November 11, 2015 at 1:47 pm Leave a comment

Art Festival: Art in the Park, Dec. 6 2015 @ Nairobi National Park.

artfestArtFest – Art in the Park!

ArtFest – Artin the Park is a premiere art and cultural showcase event that helps to explore genres of art. It’s one of the largest outdoor juried art festivals in Kenya.

The largest gathering of over 100 Kenyan artists, sculptors and fashion designers exhibiting their work in the beautiful Nairobi National Park.

With a handful of artists and craftspeople to showcase some of the best local and regional artists and craftspeople will display their art which include paintings, photography, music, spoken word, creative writing, singing, dancing, ceramics, fiber, folk art, pottery, graphic arts, sculpture, jewelry, and woodworking from the country’s finest artists.

For artist applications for our upcoming ‘Art in the Park’ please email us at or call +254 720 385 177

when:  Sunday, December 6 at 10:00am – 6:00pm

November 11, 2015 at 11:39 am 1 comment

Out of Town: 15th Lamu Cultural Festival, Nov. 26-29 2015 @ Lamu County

Lamu Cultural Festival
Dates: November 26 – 29 2015
Venue: Lamu County

November 5, 2015 at 2:48 pm Leave a comment

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