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Kwani? Out & About
The Role of The Literary Magazine in a Globalized Age

Kwani? Out & About

The Role of The Literary Magazine in a Globalized Age

Venue
Barker Center Thompson Room, Harvard University

Date
Friday 27th January 2012

Time
2pm

Event Details
Billy Kahora is an editor of the Nairobi-based literary magazine Kwani?, a publication that has been pushing political and creative boundaries since its founding in 2003. Kwani? recently held a short-story contest for writers under 30 that drew hundreds of submissions from across the African continent. The journal also curates the largest indigenous literary festival in East Africa, the Kwani? LitFest. In addition to his editorial duties, Kahora is also a talented writer of creative nonfiction whose writing has been published in Kwani?Granta and Vanity Fair.  His recent work includes “The True Story of David Munyakei,” an account of the life and death of the man who blew the whistle on the billion-dollar Goldenberg scandal. Along with members of the Brooklyn-based editorial collective n+1, he recently participated in a panel held at Duke University entitled “Literature, Aesthetics and Politics: The Function of the Literary Magazine in the Current Moment."

Food and drink will be provided.

Please email kroupenian@gmail.com with any questions or visit  africa.harvard.edu

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