Posts filed under ‘lectures & readings’

Literature Forum, Mar. 23 2013 @ Goethe Institut

Literature reading at GI

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POWO Presents: The impact of digital books & self-publishing, Feb 24 2013 @ PAWA254

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Lecture: Climate Change During the Last Ice Age, Feb 27 2013 @ National Museum

Climate Change Lecture Poster

February 22, 2013 at 5:38 am 1 comment

Pawa Salon: How to cover Elections by Boniface Mwangi, Feb. 21 2013 @ Pawa254 Hub

how to cover elections
Join Pawa Boniface Mwangi for a Master talk, on “How to Cover Elections” on Thursday, 21st February 2013, 5-7pm at Pawa Hub.

“I covered the post-election violence at a great personal risk and sacrifice, though l escaped all that mayhem physical unharmed, am sill nursing the psychological violence inflicted by witnessing the violence.”Boniface Mwangi

February 19, 2013 at 3:48 pm Leave a comment

Business Conversation with Henry Njoroge: ICT as an enabling pillar for investment in Africa, Feb 6 2013 @ Business Lounge, Junction Mall

 

The Business Conversation is a monthly forum created by the Business Lounge where young entrepreneurs and business people can interact with various personalities who have had a track record of exceptional leadership, management and entrepreneurial experiences.

Mr. Henry Njoroge, the founder and CEO of Xtranet is the guest speaker for the next forum scheduled for 6th/Feb/2013 whose theme is: ICT as an enabling pillar for investment in Africa.

Mr. Henry Njoroge works to expand the information technology sector of Kenya and currently runs Xtranet Communications, which aims to capture the growing opportunities in value added services arising out of the rapid growth of mobile telephony penetration and the coming of the fiber optic cable of East Africa Coast this year. He hopes to provide employment to hundreds of jobless youth in Kenya through initiatives such as call centers, outsourcing and business process engineering.

He is also a trustee of the Kenya Youth Business Trust, a non-profit organization affiliated to Youth Business International, whose aim is to empower the poorest of the poor through entrepreneurship by giving microloans. Mr. Njoroge was previously CEO of Openview Business Systems and has also established and expanded several other IT companies in Kenya, Angola, Zambia and Uganda. With each company, he has worked to redefine ICT, the Internet, and telecommunications in Africa, making technology more widely accessible.

Date: February  6, 2013
Venue: Business Lounge, Junction Mall, 4th Floor, Ngong Road
Time: 6:00pm -9:00pm
Tickets: Advance Kshs 1,500 & Gate Kshs 2000
Reservation: 0705 980520
xtranet_poster_design_3Contacts: Email info@businesslounge.co.ke

February 1, 2013 at 2:18 pm 2 comments

Lecture: Neuroscience – Let’s Tune In, Jan 31 2013 @ Italian Institute of Culture

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Public Lecture: Facing special Challenges – the Israeli Supreme Court, Dec. 18 2012 @ University of Nairobi

Date: December 18, 2012
Venue: 8-4-4 Hall, University of Nairobi
Time: 3 pm
Entry: Free

Speaker: Justice Eliezer Rivlin, former deputy president Israeli Supreme Court

Commentary: Hon (Dr.) Willy Mutunga – Chief Justice/President – Supreme Court of Kenya

For more info: UoN website

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Talk + Public Debate: Rights in the Age of Terrorism, Dec. 18 2012 @ University of Nairobi

Date: December 18, 2012
Venue: Main Campus – ED 213, University of Nairobi
Time: 2.30-5 pm
Entry: Free

Talk by: Dr. William F. Schulz – President and CEO Unitarian Universalist Service Committee

Dr. William is a renowned author, scholar and speaker on human rights, security & terrorism

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[Update] Kwani? LitFest 2012: Stories of the Horn of Africa, Dec. 9-16 2012 @ Various Venues

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Festival Dates: December 9 -16, 2012
Events Line Up: Public Lectures, Writers in conversation, Readings, Performances, Art Exhibitions, Film Screenings
Venues: various venues – Kifaru Gardens, Kwani? Garden, National Museum, University of Nairobi, Goethe Institut, Kuona Trust, Habesha, Kibera, KICC Helipad, Eastleigh, South B [map below]

Update: All the events scheduled to take place at University of Nairobi have been moved to the National Museum

Kwani Lit Fest Map
Entry to most of the events is Free

Download litfest_programme

Focus: Stories of the Horn of Africa with participating Countries – Somalia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Sudan & Kenya

Some of the writers confirmed for the festival are: Hadraawi – Somalia, Warsan Shire – Somalia, Sayadin Hersi – Somalia, Awes Osman – Somalia, Said Juma Hussein – Somalia, Chehem Watta – Djibouti, Meaza Worku – Ethiopia, Jamal Mahjoub – Sudan, Alemseged Tesfai – Eritrea, Nawal El Saadawi – Egypt, Kojo Laing – Ghana, Helon Habila – Nigeria, Deqa Abshir – Somalia/Kenya, Fawaz El Said – Sudan, Yassir Ali – Sudan, Altayeb Daw Elbeit – Sudan, Ermais Ekube – Ethiopia

A Snap Shot of the Programme
Date: December 9, 2012
Venue: Kifaru Gardens
Time: 2-10 pm
Music by: Waayaha Cusub and Kato& Band
DJ Set by: DJ Zelalem
Entry: Free
Date: December 10, 2012
Venue: Goethe-Institut Nairobi, Monrovia Street
Time: 2.30 – 8 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 11, 2012
Venue: University of Nairobi National Museum
Time: 2– 7 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 12, 2012
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum
Time: 2.30-8 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 13, 2012
Venues: Hotel Intercontinental, Taifa Hall (University of Nairobi) & Louis Leakey Auditorium, National Museum
Time: 2.30– 7.30 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 14, 2012
Venues: Louis Leakey Auditorium (National Museum) & Kuona Trust
Free Entry
Date: December 15, 2012
Venues: Louis Leakey Auditorium (National Museum) & KICC Helipad
Entry: Free (National Museum)
Entry: Ksh 1,000 (KICC Helipad)

About
The Kwani? Literary Festival is organised by Kwani Trust on a biennial basis where the literary leaders of Kenya, enriched with visiting writers from around the world, turn their attention to one salient subject and explore it through the lenses of the continent’s past, present and emerging literatures. In 2012, the Litfest will focus on several geopolitical trends and shifts in Kenya’s immediate north to host literary conversations with the Horn of Africa.
It thus aims to act as a platform where the story of the Horn of Africa can be told, to an extent, not taking the political crisis narrative as the only story that exists.
Additionally, the pan-African exchange programme of Goethe-Institut Moving Africa will bring a further eight African writers to Nairobi.

For the exact programme please visit the 2012 Kwani? Litfest website: http://litfest.kwani.org
More information on Moving Africa: http://www.blog.goethe.de/moving-africa/

December 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm 2 comments

#KwaniLitFest Fringe Events, Dec 10-14 2012 @ Various Venues in Eastleigh

Kwani Lit Eastlands

December 10, 2012 at 10:35 am 2 comments

Public lecture: Art & National Healing – Designing the Constitutional Court of SA after apartheid, Dec. 13 2012 @RiaraUniversity

Date: December 13, 2012
Venue: Riara University
Time: 3-5 pm

Presentation by Justice Albie Sachs

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Presentation: by Design Artist Anne Feenstra, Nov. 20 2012 @ Kuona Trust

Past exhibition poster showing Anne Feenstra’s work


Date: November 20, 2012
Venue: Kuona Trust Gallery
Time: 2 pm
Entry: Free

About the Photographer
Anne Feenstra is a Dutch architect living and working in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is the owner of AFIR Architects and also works as a design artist who features the use of thepakul in Afganistan

The pakul is a soft, round-topped men’s hat, typically of wool and found in a variety of earthycolours. It resembles a bag with a round, flat bottom. The wearer rolls up the sides nearly to the top, forming a thick band, which then rests on the head like a beret or cap. In Afghanistan thepakul is particularly popular in the mountainous areas of Badakshan, Nuristan, Panjsher and Konar.

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Symposium: the Sidis – Indians of East African origin, Oct. 23 2012 @ BIEA

Date: October 23, 2012
Venue: the British Institute In Eastern Africa
Time: 10 am – 12.30 pm
Entry: RSVP on seminars@biea.ac.uk

Symposium by Dr. Abdulaziz Y. Lodhi, Uppsala University, Sweden

Dr. Abdulaziz Y. Lodhi (b. 1945, Zanzibar) is Professor of Swahili and Comparative Bantu at the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at Uppsala University in Sweden.

This symposium focuses on the Sidis of Gujarat who are an interesting example of early globalization in the Indian Ocean lands, and the impact of modern globalization on diaspora communities. He has written a publication on the Sidis which will be on sale at the symposium for only Kshs 200.

Respondent: Prof Kithaka wa Mberia – Dept of Linguistics and Languages, University of Nairobi

Moderator: Tom Odhiambo – Senior Lecturer, Dept of Literature, University of Nairobi

October 15, 2012 at 9:07 am Leave a comment

Lecture/Book Launch: Can the African Neo-patrimonial State be Developmental? Sept. 21 2012 @ IFRA/BIEA Conference room

Date: September 21, 2012
Venue: IFRA/BIEA Conference room
Time: 1.30-3.30pm
Entry: Free [Reservation required: seminars@ifra-nairobi.net]

Lecture by Prof. Daniel Bach moderated by Dominique Connan

Download Lecture – Can the African neopatrimonial state be developmental – 21 Sept

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Roundtable: Region building in Europe and East Africa, Sept. 19 2012 @ IFRA

Date: September 19, 2012
Venue: IFRA
Time: 1.30-4.30pm

Topic: Region building in Europe and East Africa – Old templates vs new scripts?

Presentations by: Prof. Daniel Bach (Emile Durkheim Centre, Sciences Po Bordeaux), Prof. Katumanga Musambayi (UoN) and Dr. Wanyama Masinde (CUEA)

To attend kindly register by sending an email to seminars@ifra-nairobi.net

Profiles
Prof. Daniel Bach is a Director of research of the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) at the Emile Durkheim Centre – for Comparative Political Science and Sociology, University of Bordeaux. He has published on Nigerian federalism, the foreign policies of Nigeria and South Africa, regional organisations and regionalisation processes in Africa, as well as on relations between France, the European Union, China, India and Africa.

Prof. Katumanga Musambayi is a professor in Political Science at University of Nairobi. He is an accomplished scholar in the field of insurgency groups having done his Ph.D work on the RPF and NRM in the 1990s. He has consulted extensively for the AU, IGAD, ICGLR and the UN on security sector reforms in Africa. Katumanga is a well published scholar in both local and international journals.

Dr Wanyama Musinde is Director of the Institute for Regional Integration and Development (IRID)which is based at the CUEA (The Catholic University of Eastern Africa). This Graduate Institute is the continent’s pioneer specialist university institute for research and training in regional integration. Wanyama is also founding Director of the African Integration House/ The East Africa Resource House, a regional integration think-do tank. He has worked as an adviser to governments on strategies and policies for regional integration, including working as Regional Integration Policy and Strategy Adviser to the Kenya Government.

*Entrance to this roundtable is free BUT prior registration is required by sending an email to seminars@ifra-nairobi.net

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Public Lecture: History of Art in Kenya #1 by Dr. Dinna Pido, Sept. 19 2012 @ Goethe-Institut


Date: September 19, 2012
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Entry: Free

Kenya’s art history has been far-reaching, rich and vibrant. And yet, this history is little known, not only to a wider art interested public but also to the academic field. There is scant academic literature on art and contemporary art in Kenya.

Heading to the 50th anniversary of Kenya, Goethe Institut are starting a series of conversations and lectures that aims at remembering and discussing aspects, movements and events in the arts from the 60s on.

This series is starting with a presentation by Dr. Dinna Pido.

September 18, 2012 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

Editors pick for @Storymoja: British Ambassador to Kenya Dr. Christian Turner – Session at #HayFestKe, Sept. 14 2012 @ National Museum

The British Ambassador to Kenya Dr.Christian Turner will have a session on ‘the cultural and social transformative power of the internet and new technologies

Date: September 14, 2012
Venue: British Council Court Yard
Time: 11 am

Festival Tickets: Kshs 1000/day and Kshs 1500/season

About
HE Dr. Christian Turner is the recently appointed British High Commissioner to the Republic of Kenya. This will be his first time at Storymoja Hay Festival

Dr Turner was previously the Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, where he had responsibility for all UK policy and operations in that region. Prior to this he served variously in the British Embassy in Washington, as Private Secretary to the Prime Minister and in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit.

For more information read: http://www.hayfestival.com/p-5327-the-google-platform-ory-okolloh-dr-christian-turner-and-john-kampfner.aspx

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Lecture: Managing Prehistory Resources in Eastern Africa, Sep 12 2012 @ Leakey Auditorium, National Museum

The National Museums of Kenya in collaboration with the Leakey Foundation, invite you to a special evening:
Title: “Managing Prehistory Resources in Eastern Africa: Opportunities and Challenges”
Presenter: Dr. Idle O. Farah (NMK Director-General)
Date:12th September 2012,
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium,
National Museums of Kenya

Time: 6.00 pm
Entry: FREE

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Photographic Exhibition & Lecture: The Milky Way Through Science, History & Art, Sep 6-13 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Presentation by Dr. Paola Platania, the curator of the Istituto di Fisica del Plasma of the Italian National Research Centre (CNR) at the Italian Institute of Culture on Thursday 6th September 2012 at 7.00pm.

The exhibition runs till 13th September 2012
Open from Monday to Thursday from 10.30am to 6.00pm.
On Friday from 10.30am to 4.00pm. – closed on Saturdays, Sundays & public holidays

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WHEREFORE SO MANY LIGHTS?

The spectacle of the arc of the Milky Way in the sky has filled every human generation with wonder, from prehistory to the present day.

Ancient civilizations the world over have built myths and legends attempting to express the intuition of a mysterious relationship between human life and the ineffable celestial nebula.

Throughout history, artists, poets and painters have been inspired by the faint silvery light of the Milky Way.

Starting from the 17th century, modern science has shown us the physical nature of the Milky Way. Today we know that the pale trail of light that we can see in the sky comes from the glow of the Galaxy in which we are immersed: a colossal structure made of hundreds of billions of stars – and we know that our Galaxy is not only made of stars: but also of dark matter, a giant central black hole and that it is in constant upheaval with violent explosions.

Have these new discoveries broken the enchantment? Is there still room for wonder? Have we lost hope for a relationship with the stars?

We will see that, unexpectedly, scientific knowledge itself shows us that life on the Earth has a deep and unforeseen correlation with the history and the structure of the Milky Way.

We will discover a relationship that could be even more intimate than the fabulous pre-scientific visions that were once daringly imagined.

August 31, 2012 at 11:57 am 2 comments

Public Lecture: Rebooting Africa Innovation for Development by @Calestous Juma @ KICC

Date: August 14, 2012
Venue: KICC
Time: 2pm

About
Calestous Juma is a Kenyan Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School and Director of the Belfer Center’s Science, Technology, and Globalization Project.

He holds a Ph.D. in science & technology policy studies and has written widely on science, technology, and the environment.

Calestous is also a former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and Founding Director of the African Centre for Technology Studies.

Recently he was appointed to co-chair the new AU panel on science, technology, and innovation.

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Talk: Violence, Stress & Mortality in Northern Kenya, Aug. 8, 2012 @ BIEA


Date: August 8, 2012
Venue: British Institute of East Africa
Time: 11am-12.30pm
Entry: RSVP seminars@biea.ac.uk

Abstract
The paper reports on a project documenting the embodied impacts of violence in three pastoralist communities chronically at war with one another – the Pokot, Samburu, and Turkana.
Data was collected beginning in November, 2008 and concluding in August, 2011 using a mixed-methods approach that included participant-observation, open-ended interview, survey, health recall, mental health stress screen, and anthropometrics (BMI, skin fold thickness).
The paper will present a portion of the mental health and anthropometric findings in their ethnographic context with discussion focused particularly on the most vulnerable groups by age, gender, and community.
Presenter: Bilinda Straight

Contributors: Bilinda Straight (1) Ivy Pike (2) Charles Hilton (3)

1 Western Michigan University. Kalamazoo, MI
2 University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ
3 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

August 3, 2012 at 5:38 pm 1 comment

Spoken Word: Wamathai July, July 14 2012 @ Michael Joseph Centre


Wamathai Spoken Word July, a poetry, music and photography showcase, is on July 14th at the Michael Joseph Centre at Safaricom Headquarters, Waiyaki Way.

The event will be hosted by Sam Buggz and Stella Nasambu.

There will be Poetry Performances by: El Poet, Jemedari, Mwende Ngao, Kenyan Poet, Raya Wambui, Kevin Man Njoro, Michael Kwambo, Samo Bryton, Kavosa, Hosea Munyoro.

Music by: Demspey and the Boys, Ndila & Liron

Photography exhibition by: Koa

Other Details
Time: 4pm – 8pm
Charges: Kshs. 300 in advance & Kshs. 400 at the gate

Buy advance tickets by sending cash via MPESA to 0704 090471 [a confirmation message will be sent to you with a ticket number once payment is received] or at the Michael Joseph Centre Reception.

Contact info: Email: hello@wamathai.com Call: 0704 090 471

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Seminar: The Earliest Stone Tools: New Discoveries from West Side of Lake Turkana, Jun 19 2012 @ IFRA

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Lecture: Dr. Caroline Elkins, author of “Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya”, Jun 16 2012 @ University of Nairobi

The Harvard Club of Kenya presents a lecture by Dr. Caroline Elkins.
Professor Elkins’s first book, Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story of Britain’s Gulag in Kenya, was awarded the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction as well as other major awards.Her research formed the legal basis for the Mau Mau freedom fighters’ court case against the British Government for crimes against humanity. They are currently examining 300 boxes of files that surfaced last year in England (for more see this recent article from the Harvard Magazine: http://hvrd.me/NsWnxT)

This is the first time in several years that Dr. Elkins has spoken in Kenya, and the first time since the British trial. Come and hear about her journey and join in what promises to be a lively conversation with this leading luminary.

Date: Saturday 16 June
Time: 3:30 mingle over tea
4pm an hour of Dr. Elkins followed by Q&A
Cost: KES 400 for general public (HCK members free)

Venue: Education Theatre 2, University of Nairobi
This is across from the Norfolk
Lost? call Megan 0722.715.603

RSVP on the Facebook event or by email at megan [at] zanaafrica [dot] org

June 12, 2012 at 6:10 pm 2 comments

Lecture: Shakespeare’s Italy and its African connections, Jun. 20 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture

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June 12, 2012 at 11:35 am 1 comment

Book Launch: Peace & Milk-Scenes of Northern Somalia, Jun. 12 2012 @ Goethe Institut

Date: June 12, 2012
Venue: Goethe Institut Auditorium
Time: 6pm
Entry: Free

Somalia is not well known or understood. The images that come from there are one-sided and mostly filled with gloom, violence and suffering.

Fatima Jibrell, a Somali environmentalist, and James Lindsay, a retired diplomat, have both been working closely with the rural communities of Northern Somalia to conserve the environment and improve the standards of living of the rural populations there. But more importantly, they have been able to project to the outside world an image of Northern Somalia as a place of great diversity and serenity. They have published a photographic documentation entitledPeace and Milk: Scenes from Northern Somalia.

Peace and Milk reveals the beauty and variety of the Somali landscape and the communities of Northern Somalia. Informative captions tell the stories behind the photographs and provide an insight into how ordinary Somalis live.

The book launch will be in the form of a moderated panel discussion with the authors and a Q & A session with the audience.

For more information check the Goethe Institut website

June 11, 2012 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

Creativez Meetup – Intellectual Property, Jun 3 2012 @ iHub

Register online: http://creativezmeetup.eventbrite.com/

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Presentation: Artpreneurship-The Business of Art, May 23 2012 @ Kuona Trust


Date: May 23, 2012
Venue: Kuona Trust
Time: 2- 4pm

Facilitator: David Muriithi, Creative Entrepreneur & Business Skills trainer for the creatives industry

David will share some business tips that will enable artists to make a better living from their creative talent

About David Muriithi: http://about.me/davidmuriithi

May 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm 1 comment

Readings & Book Launch: One Day I will Write About This Place, Jun. 1 2012 @ Kenya Railways Museum


Date: June 1, 2012
Venue: Kenya Railways Museum, off Haile Selassie Avenue 

Time: 6.30pm

Entry: Copy of ‘One Day I will Write About This Place‘, @ Ksh 500 (purchased at the entrance)

Enquiries/Contacts: info@kwani.org or Tel 020 444 1801

Book Description
Binyavanga Wainaina tumbled through his middle-class Kenyan childhood out of kilter with the world around him. This world came to him as a chaos of loud and colourful sounds: the hair dryers at his mother’s beauty parlour, black mamba bicycle bells, mechanics in Nairobi, the music of Michael Jackson—all punctuated by the infectious laughter of his brother and sister, Jimmy and Ciru. He could fall in with their patterns, but it would take him a while to carve out his own. In this vivid and compelling debut memoir, Wainaina takes us through his school days, his mother’s religious period, his failed attempt to study in South Africa as a computer programmer, a moving family reunion in Uganda, and his travels around Kenya. The landscape in front of him always claims his main attention, but he also evokes the shifting political scene that unsettles his views on family, tribe, and nationhood. Throughout, reading is his refuge and his solace. And when, in 2002, a writing prize comes through, the door is opened for him to pursue the career that perhaps had been beckoning all along. A series of fascinating international reporting assignments follow. Finally he circles back to a Kenya in the throes of postelection violence and finds he is not the only one questioning the old certainties.

One Day I Will Write about This Place was first released to great critical and commercial success acclaim in the United States and the UK in 2011.
Kwani Trust will be launching the East Africa edition of this book, and the event also features a DJ set by Just A Band

Selections & Reviews
Oprah Book Club: Book of the Week (19th July 2011) and 2011 Summer Selection
A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice Selection (10th October 2011)
A New York Times ‘100 Most Notable Books of 2011’
Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2011

`A beguiling account and vibrant celebration of coming of age in post-colonial Africa‘ —Sunday Times

An autobiographical portrait of the artist as a young man with brilliant commentary and critique‘ — Guardian

Head directly to the bookstore for Binyavanga Wainaina’s stand-up-and-cheer coming-of-age memoir‘ — New York Times

Witty, novelistic and dreamy, Wainaina’s story is effectively the story of Kenya itself‘ –Metro

This is Africa from the African Point of View, a vibrant celebration of “normal human beings doing normal things.“– The Sunday Times.

About The Author
Wainaina, 41, is a travel writer, essayist, award winning fiction writer and journalist, and is also the Founding Editor of Kwani?, and one of Africa’s most dynamic literary voices.
He is presently the Director of the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists at Bard College in New York and as travel writer, has written for The New York Times, National Geographic, Vanity Fair (US), The Mail and Guardian (SA), The East African, among other publications.

His landmark essay, How to Write about Africa has been translated into twenty languages and is studied in universities and schools around the world as a foundational text about the perception of Africa in the west.

For more info check the Facebook event page

May 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm 1 comment

Lecture (in English): Venice-between myth & reality (past, present &future), May 9 2012 @ IIC


Dates: May 9, 2012
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture
Location: Grenadier Tower (6th Floor) Westlands next to Sankara
Time: 7pm
Entry: Free

Lecture by Prof. Shaul Bassi of the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

About
Shaul Bassi is Associate professor of English Literature at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. He specializes in Shakespeare and postcolonial studies.

April 30, 2012 at 8:48 pm Leave a comment

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