Sunday Salon May 2008
Featuring: Alison Ojany Owuor, Kinyanjui Kombani, Naliaka Wafula and Tony Mochama
Date: 18th May 2008
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Kengeles, Lavington Green
Entry Only KSh. 300
ABOUT THE WRITERS
Alison Ojany Owuor is a young published poet who has presented her work in different public forums. She got her voters card and also graduated from college late last year. She is looking for three things: meaningful work, Kenyans who are of the ethnic group enyan, and hopeful imaginings in red, green, white and black.
Kinyanjui Kombani is a graduate of Kenyatta University. His book, The Last Villains of Molo was born out of Kinyanjui’s experiences both at Molo and Ng’ando, the Nairobi slum he lived in for 5 years, and research into the events that led to the 1992 ethnic clashes.
Kinyanjui’s other works include: Wangari Maathai: Mother of Trees (Longhorn Publishers), We Can Be Friends (Longhorn Publishers) and Mizoga, a film produced for the Born Free Foundation. He is married to Wangui Kombani.
Naliaka is a poet and runs the monthly Rhythm and Spoken Poetry and Open Mic session at Daas restaurant in Westlands, Nairobi.
Tony ‘Smitta’ Mochama is a poet and journalist who lives and works in Nairobi. A Law graduate, Tony is also a vodka connoisseur, gossip columnist extraordinaire, and has a collection of short stories coming out soon titled – ‘The ruins down in Africa’. He has also been called a ‘literary gangster’, from time to rhyme. His collection of poetry, ‘What if I am a literary gangster?’ was published by Brown Bear Insignia in 2007.