Kwani? Out & About
SPOKEN WOR:L:DS - Lyrical Exchange between Nairobi and Berlin
16 poets, rappers and spoken word artists from both Berlin and Nairobi will be part of a literary exchange project between Germany and Kenya on the week of November 9th - 15th 2013. Following this visit to Nairobi by 8 artists from Germany, there will be a chapter in which their 8 Kenyan counterparts travel to Berlin in April 2014 for a similar week-long event.
Titled, SPOKEN WOR:L:DS, this event is the first of its kind between the two countries and takes it impulses from Poetry, Spoken Word, Slam Poetry and Rap—art forms that mix literature, music, dance, and visual arts. The 16 SPOKEN WOR:L:DS artists shall select material from their counterparts across the seas to create new works in a translation that cuts across genre, language and technique.
Kwani? At Mini Storymoja Hay Festival
2nd November 2013
Nairobi National Museum
To make up for the Storymoja Hay Festival days cancelled last month due to the Westgate attack, Storymoja is hosting a day of conversations and performances this Saturday 2nd November at the Nairobi National Museum. Nine events starting from 9am until late. The cost is Ksh 1000/= but season tickets or Party with Stars tickets are still valid. Binyavanga Wainaina, Kwani? Founding will deliver the Kofi Awoonor memorial lecture. Kofi was killed at the Westgate attack while visiting Kenya for the Storymoja Hay Festival last month.
See full programme here
Kwani? at Storymoja Hay Festival - Panel Discussion : Reservoir of Public Memory & Kwani? Sunday Salon
Join us this weekend for this year's edition of the Storymoja Hay Festival, a four day celebration of stories, ideas, writing and contemporary culture through storytelling, books, live discussion forums, workshops, debates, live performances, competitions, mchongoano, book swap and music.