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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
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.
Six and the City is a theatre project dedicated to the city we live in: Nairobi. A vibrant, eccentric, extreme city made of different and contradictory worlds. Goehte Institut asked six writers to portray this elusive city in form of a short theatre piece. All plays are staged for a theatre evening in front of Nairobi’s skyline, on PAWA254’s terrace.
Dates: September 13-15, 2013
Venue: PAWA 254, Africa Alliance of YMCA Building, State House Crescent
Time: 6 pm
Tickets: KShs 500
Six and the City was originally developed by Stephan Bruckmeier and Petra Weimer for the television tower Stuttgart. Together with Bruckmeier, Goethe Institut enhanced the idea for Nairobi and have commissioned six writers with the six pieces: Billy Kahora, Parseleo Kantai, Andia Kisia, Tony Mochama, Kevin Mwachiro, and Valentine Njoroge.
The dating issues of a modern Kenyan woman, politicians who can’t sing the national anthem, sugardaddys and university girls, the true story of a beggar, mistaken gender identities, several thugs, freaks, and a vibrator are just some ingredients of this unconventional theatre evening.
Coordinated by Hope Theatre Nairobi, in cooperation with Mwajuma Bahati, it stages Pauline Akinyi, Terry Awiti, Dansoye Denge, Mwajuma Bahati, Constant Hore, Hana Kefela, Joe Kinyua, David Nawieri, Marrianne Nungo, and Telley Savalas Otieno.
The directors are Hawa Essuman, Anthony Ndungu and Carol Odongo.
Introduction by Khainga O’Okwemba (President, PEN Kenya)
Panel: Prof Chris Wanjala,Prof Elizabeth Orchardson-Mazrui,Dr Tom Odhiambo,Dr Waveney Olembo,Eliphas Nyamogo,Tony Mochama.
Date: Thursday May 23, 2013
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This event is organized by PEN Kenya Centre and supported by the Goethe-Institut.
Venue: The Professional Centre
Tickets: Kshs 200
The book will be on sale at Kshs 700
Date: September 24, 2011
Venue: Goethe Institut library
The literature forum will led by Prof. Tom Odhiambo, Prof. Georg Verweyen and Tony Mochama aka Smitta Smitten.
Send your pieces (poems, short stories, essays) to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like them to be critiqued.
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