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Book Launch: A Night Guide through the City-In-The-Sun by Tony Mochama aka Smitta, Mar. 5 2014 @ Arfa Lounge

Nairobi at Night
Date & Time: Wednesday, 5th March 2014 at 6 pm
Venue: Arfa Lounge, 20th Century Plaza, Mama Ngina Street
Admission: 500=/KSh (incl. 1 copy of the book and 1 cinema ticket)

Have you heard of the legendary Nairobi Night Runner? No?! Then the next publication in the Contact Zones NRB book series and the second issue of its Rogue Series shall hit the spot.

Tony Mochama’s Nairobi – A Night Guide through the City-in-the-Sun reveals the vibrant, eccentric and extreme city of Nairobi that is made up of different and contradictory worlds.

Nairobi is also an elusive city; difficult to comprehend and fully penetrate. What better guide can there be than Tony Mochama, the notorious and popular chronicler of Nairobi’s urban life? Haunted by his doppelganger the Night Runner – a naked, mad and mythical being who, in popular rural Kenyan imagination, runs from house to house casting spells – Mochama will carry you along on his journeys through Nairobi.

His is a declaration of love for the city-in-the-sun, after the sun has gone down.

Part of Goethe Institute’s Contact Zones NRB publication series.


March 4, 2014 at 9:03 am Leave a comment

Spoken Word Festival – The Spoken Word Project: Stories Travelling through Africa, Oct. 16 2013 @ Afra Lounge

Spoken Word Project
Date: October 16, 2013
Venue: Afra Lounge, Imax Cinema, Mama Ngina Street
Time: 6.30 pm
Tickets: KSh 250


Stories are created by being told. In telling narratives, stories are invented, passed on, changed and adapted. They wander through the world, are passed between persons and easily transcend man-made boundaries. In doing so, the story’s form changes, the narrative gains some details and loses others, while the focus and theme shifts.

The cities participating in this project are Johannesburg, Antananarivo, Nairobi, Kampala, Luanda, Yaoundé, Bamako and Abidjan.

All performances will be recorded, while independent juries critique the entries and select the best three performances. Their contributions are uploaded onto the online-platform in video format.

The full documentation can be found here:

Performing artists include: Checkmate Mido, Kennet B, El Poet, Wanjiku Mwaurah, Namatsi Lukoye, Raya Wambui, Dennis Inkwa, Oballa Dan, Asali and Monaja. There will be guest-performances by Julian Heun (Berlin) and Rehema Nanfuka (Kampala)

The spoken word performances in Nairobi will be judged by Sitawa Namwalie, Cindy Ogana and Wamathai.

In cooperation with Kwani Trust.

October 9, 2013 at 11:28 am Leave a comment

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