Celebrating East African Writing!

A Storyhippo Family Fiesta

Galleria Mall, Saturday 15th Dec 11.00am-5.30am The Storyhippo Family Fiesta was conceptualised following the success of the Storyhippo Village (kids area) at the Storymoja Hay Festival 2012. The kids area … Continue reading

December 21, 2012

Science Fiction Used to Teach Kenya’s Children Ethnic Tolerance

“Attack of the Shidas:AKAs Save the Planet” is the story of three communities who live in a desert town which depends on a lone borehole for all their water. But the people are threatened when they discover that the water is mysteriously being emptied at night. Three children in the town discover they have special powers as only they, can see and hear the invisible water thieves that bring with them numerous other problems to the three communities. Yet nobody believes what the children have to say, because these three children possess special powers of equality and tolerance that enable them to see what others in their communities cannot see. Can the children stop the aliens before war breaks out in the town?

December 19, 2012

Well Read Santa – Start-a-Library

It’s that season again for making merry, spreading joy and cheer and thanking God for the year past. It’s that time of year again that you get together with your … Continue reading

December 18, 2012

Outside Looking In – The Winning Piece

So the judges have decided that the winner of this contest, by virtue of being the item that reflects closely the perspective called out for in the contest guidelines, is: … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 1 Comment

Outside Looking In – The Shortlist

Nairobi Bitch by Eme Ferreira I get home. Home is the place where I can be alone. And nothing happens. I had lunch in Karen (southwest of the Nairobi centre). … Continue reading

December 10, 2012

2012 Kwani? Litfest : Conversations With The Horn’s Writers, Artists In Exchange

9th-16th December 2012 Readings, performances, writers in conversation, public lectures, panel  discussions, film screenings, art exhibitions, workshops, music and food. Free Entry Venues : Kifaru Gardens, Goethe-Institut Nairobi, University of … Continue reading

December 6, 2012