Kwani? Out & About
Kwani? @ Blankets + Wine July 2014 Edition
2pm -3pm: Kwani? Mahewa
Kwani? Stories are soon coming to a phone network near you! Join us for a sampling hour with free downloads of audio stories from the Kwani? Online Store, and a chance to listen to short stories recorded and produced by Tim Rimbui from Ennovator Music Studios. The audio stories include:
- Vain Jang'o, narrated by Victor Ber featuring music by Ma3
- Hakassa Renji's ‘A Kenyan Work Place’, narrated by Gathoni Mutua.
- David Mavia's Nyof Nyof narrated by Checkmate Mido
KWANI? @ BLANKETS + WINE
2pm -3pm: Talk to Kwani?
Established in 2003, Kwani Trust is a Kenyan based literary network dedicated to developing quality creative writing and committed to the growth of the creative industry through the publishing and distribution of contemporary African writing, offering training opportunities, producing literary events and establishing and maintaining global literary networks. Get a chance to sample Kwani? titles and mingle with the Kwani? team, as the Executive Director- Angela Wachuka and the Editorial team discuss upcoming events, publications and talk about opportunities for writers.
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.