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Reading in Unusual Spaces: The Romance of the Great Outdoors, Nov. 12 2016 @ Olepolos Country Lodge

Date: November 12, 2016
Venue: Olepolos Country Lodge
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Admission: KES 500 for Lunch

The Romance of the Great Outdoors

Reading in Unusual Spaces is a new literary series aimed at taking literary discourse and experiences to public spaces such as amusement parks, forests, markets and shopping centres. Each session is based on a specific theme.

In our third and final session in 2016, literature enthusiasts will engage with the public at Olepolos Country Lodge to experience “The Romance of the Great Outdoors”.

Curated by Tony Mochama


November 8, 2016 at 5:22 pm Leave a comment

Reading in Unusual Spaces, Jun. 11 2016 @ Jevanjee Gardens

Reading in Unusual Spaces
Date and time: Saturday, 11th June 2016, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm
Venue: Jevanjee Gardens, Nairobi
Entry: Kes 300 for light lunch

This month’s session will be held in Jevanjee Gardens, iMax Theater and Sabina Joy Pub.

Curated by Tony Mochama.

June 7, 2016 at 1:31 pm 1 comment

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

Theatre: Six and the City, Sept. 13-15 2013 @ Pawa254 Hub

Six and the City
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.

September 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm Leave a comment

Unsilence! Writers & Society: A Public Lecture by Shailja Patel, May 22 2013 @ Goethe Institut

Shailja Patel an acclaimed US-Based Kenyan Poet and Human Rights Activist

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
Venue: Goethe-Institut-Nairobi
Time: 5:00pm
Entry: Free

Shailja Patel at TED

This event is organized by PEN Kenya Centre and supported by the Goethe-Institut.

May 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm Leave a comment

Preview: Storymoja Hay Festival 2012, Sept. 13-16 2012 @ Nairobi National Museum

Dates: September 14-16, 2012
Venue: Nairobi National Museum
Tickets: Day ticket Kshs 1000, Seasonal Ticket Kshs 1500 [MPesa 0728 285 021, Zap 0733 838 161] or e-mail:

Some of the participating writers
Jekwu Anyaegbuna, Imtiaz Dharker, Noviolet Bulawayo, Billy Kahora, Dinaw Mengestu, Lemn Sissay, Giles Foden, Miguna Miguna, Lola Shoneyin, Precious Williams, Muthoni Muchemi, Tony Mochama aka Smitta and Michael Logan

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August 28, 2012 at 6:17 pm Leave a comment

Book Launch: Princess Adhi & the Naija Coca Broda, Jun. 7 2012 @ The Professional Centre

Tony Mochama aka Smitta will launch his latest book Princess Adhi & the Naija Coca Broda on June 7, 2012

Venue: The Professional Centre
Time: 5-8pm
Tickets: Kshs 200

The book will be on sale at Kshs 700

June 7, 2012 at 12:17 pm Leave a comment

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