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Book Launch: UNsilenced by Rasna Warah, Oct. 26 2016 @ Goethe Institut Auditorium

Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Venue: Goethe-Institut Nairobi
Time: 6-8 PM
Admission: free

Unmasking the United Nation’s Culture of Cover-ups, Corruption and Impunity. By Rasna Warah.

In a world experiencing increasing conflicts, terrorism and displacement, many people are wondering what the United Nations – the organisation established in 1945 to save future generations from the scourge of war – should do or could have done to prevent the disasters from escalating.

UNsilenced shows that contrary to expectation, the UN has remained a bystander in many of the conflicts and most peace-building efforts have failed miserably. UNsilenced describes how whistleblowers have been denied justice within the UN system and how the immunity accorded to UN officials, combined with other malpractices within the organisation, allows injustice to flourish.

The book will be discussed by John Githongo, Billy Kahora, Kwamchetsi Makokha and the author Rasna Warah.


October 24, 2016 at 6:12 pm Leave a comment

Discussion: Displacement and Refuge – Refugees in Kenya, Apr. 28 2016 @ Goethe Institut

Displacement and Refuge
Date: April 28,2016
Venue: Goethe-Institut, Auditorium
Time: 6 pm
Admission: free

The second edition of Displacement and Refuge focuses on Somali Refugees in Kenya.

The panel will include Abdullahi Mire, a staff member from World Food Programme and will be moderated by Rasna Warah. Abdullahi Mire, who lived in Daadab for the better part of his life, started activism for the rights of refugees and continues to fight for the rights of refugees from Nairobi. He has written for Al Jazeera, CBC and UNHCR on refugee rights. Warah is a journalist and author and her research interests include the politics of aid, cities and urbanization, Somalia and questions surrounding identity in Kenya.

April 26, 2016 at 2:02 pm Leave a comment

Book Reading & Discussion: War Crimes in Somalia, Aug. 21 2014 @ Amnesty International Regional Office

Date: Thursday August 21 2014
Venue: Amnesty International Regional Office
Location: Kanjata Road/Muthangari Drive off Waiyaki Way – Google Map
Time: 5:30pm
Entry: Prior online Registration – Register here.

Amnesty International, in partnership with the Rift Valley Institute’s Nairobi Forum, invite you to a book reading and discussion panel on Rasna Warah’s new book War Crimes: How warlords, politicians, foreign governments and aid agencies conspired to create a failed state in Somalia.

In War Crimes, Kenyan journalist Rasna Warah writes about the many war crimes that have taken place in Somalia in the name of peace, development, religion and reconciliation. It is an examination of the destruction of Somalia looking at the involvement of the state and the international community.

Rasna Warah will be joined on the panel by acclaimed Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah, winner of the Neustadt International Prize for literature and the Lettre Ulysses Award, and Ali Hersi, Regional Director of the Society for International Development. This discussion, an inaugural event of the Amnesty International Regional Hub Speaker Series, will be moderated by L. Muthoni Wanyeki, Regional Director of Amnesty International.

Moderator: L. Muthoni Wanyeki – Regional Director Amnesty International

Panellists: Rasna Warah – Kenyan writer and photojournalist, Nuruddin Farah – Writer, Ali Hersi – Regional Director Society for International Development

August 19, 2014 at 1:37 pm 1 comment

Book Launch, Talk & Slide Show: Mogadishu Then & Now, Nov. 22 2012 @ Italian Institute of Culture

Date: November 22, 2012
Venue: Italian Institute of Culture
Time: 6.30 pm
Entry: Free

Book Launch of Mogadishu Then & Now by Rasna Warah, Mohamud Diros & Ismail Osman
Presentation by Rasna Warah

The launch coincides with the closing of the exhibition Gates by Deqa Abshir

November 12, 2012 at 4:08 pm Leave a comment

Panel: Snapshot Memories of Mogadishu, Sep 15 2012 @ National Museum

Storymoja Hay Festival Event:
SNAPSHOT MEMORIES OF MOGADISHU: Kenyan writer RASNA WARAH in conversation with Ahmed Jama (ARCI) and Bruno Geddo (UNHCR-Somalia) on the re-birth of Somalia
3 to 4 pm, Saturday, 15 September 2012, National Museum, Museum Hill, Nairobi
Ahmed Jama is a former resident of Mogadishu and Director of the African Resource and Capacity Initiative (ARCI)
Bruno Geddo is the UNHCR representative for Somalia

Rasna Warah is a Daily Nation columnist and co-author of Mogadishu Then and Now: A Pictorial Tribute to Africa’s Most Wounded City.

September 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm Leave a comment

Book signing: Red Soil and Roasted Maize, Dec. 10 2011 @ Yaya

Red Soil and Roasted Maize is a selection of Kenyan writer Rasna Warah’s most poignant, introspective and satirical articles, columns and essays that provide snapshots and analyses of events that have shaped Kenyans’ lives and dreams in the last decade, from the turbulent transition to democracy in 2002 to a flawed election in 2007 that had a deep impact on Kenya’s political, economic and social landscape. She candidly deciphers and describes the perils of growing ethnic chauvinism and corruption in an increasingly polarised nation and examines her own life as a writer in one of Africa’s most diverse and unequal societies.

Red Soil and Roasted Maize is now out and available at Bookstop in Yaya Centre and online. It is also available as an e-book and on Amazon.

This Saturday, from 11 am till 1 p.m. Rasna Warah will be at the Bookshop, Yaya Centre for a book signing, along with other Kenyan writers.

December 7, 2011 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

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