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A Night of Poetry & Performance with Staceyann Chin + Binyavanga Wainaina, Jan. 30 2014 @ Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel
The NEST will once again host the Jamaican poet and performance artist Staceyann Chin alongside our very own Binyavanga Wainaina this Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi from 7.30pm, for a night of conversations and performances.
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Venue: Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel
Time: 7:30 pm
Tickets: Ksh 500
Pay for advance tickets through MPESA on 0724 947587, or pick them up at the NEST located on Jabavu road, Kilimani, and the BONK shop at the Junction Mall (Ngong Road).
Between 27th-30th November Kwani Trust will host a series of literary, creative and artistic events that reflect on its work in the context of the literary history of Kenya, East Africa and the continent. Culminating in the launch of Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s debut novel Dust and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s third novel Americanah.
The programme includes public lectures, readings, an Awards Ceremony for the Kwani? Manuscript Project and a visual art retrospective that reflects on a shared sensibility between photographers, writers and other artists curated by Mbithi Masya (Just a Band).
For more info. download Kwaniat10
Date: Sunday 28th of July
Venue: One Off Contemporary Gallery
Location: #16 Rosslyn Lone Tree
Time: 11am to 5pm
Exhibition Dates: Until August 21, 2013
James Mwau is best known in Kenya for his work as a dancer.
In this exhibition he presents extraordinarily intimate photographs of the living spaces of his friends in Kibera.
He will also dance with Kunja Dancers on a number of occasions throughout the day.
Binyavanga Wainaina won the 2002 Caine Prize for African writing. He is the founding editor of Kwani and has taught at Union and Williams College. He is the Director of the Chinua Achebe Centre for African Writers and Artists at Bard College. One of his most recent works is the memoir One day I will write about this place.
Panelists: Muthoni Garland, Sitawa Namwalie, Eric Omondi and Binyavanga Wainaina
Proceeds go to start a library foundation
Participating Authors: Binyavanga Wainaina, Muthoni Likimani, John Sibi-Okumu, Joyce Mbaya, Mbugua Mumbi, Dr. Charles Orero, Winnie Thuku-Craig, Antony T. Gitonga, Jenniffer Karina, Stanley Gazemba, Nganga Mbugua, Bonnie Kim, Stephen Kigwa, kinyanjui Kombani and Joseph Ngunjiri
Special appearance by Musyoki Muli, MD Longhorn Publishers
Date: April 18, 2013
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Free entrance by prior registration only. Register here
Nuruddin is winner of the Neustadt International Prize for literature and the Lettre Ulysses Award, and has been nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature several times. His body of work includes two trilogies, Variations on the Theme of an African Dictatorship (1980) and Blood in the Sun (1986). His most recent novel, Crossbones, was published in 2011.
Nuruddin will be in conversation with Binyavanga Wainaina, the Founding Editor of Kwani Trust and author of the acclaimed memoir One Day I Will Write About This Place.