Following the launch of 5 new titles last week, Kwani Trust is pleased to announce the launch of a short story competition with a 1st prize of Ksh 100000, Ksh 75000 for the 2nd prize, and Ksh 50000 for the third prize, as well as publication in the upcoming issue of Kwani? 06. We are seeking stories on the theme, The Kenya I live in, – a story now being told by a new generation, a new imagination, new narratives and expression.
Further, from Friday 31st July – Sunday 2nd August, Kwani? will be holding a series of book readings and discussions at the Storymoja Hay Festival including; A Kenya Sketchbook – A New Generation’s Imagination, inspired by the short story competition, a Whistleblower’s Narrative discussion moderated by Parselelo Kantai and featuring Billy Kahora’s newly-released book on David Munyakei, the Goldenberg Whistleblower, City Images and Texts– A 24 Hour Cycle , an exhibition of Nairobi photographs to be published as a coffee-table book by Kwani Trust in September 2009, and many others. Please refer to the Kwani? @ The Storymoja Hay Festival Programme attached.
For further details on the over 120 events taking place at the Storymoja Hay Festival this weekend, please visit: http://storymojaafrica.co.ke/main/2009/07/storymoja-hay-festival-nairobi-2009/ or refer to the Festival programme attached.
- Festival Venue : Impala Grounds
- Season Tickets (3 days) Ksh 1000. One-day tickets : Ksh 500 ( Available from bookshops and Silverbird Cinemas, or call 020 208 9595)
We hope to see you at the Festival.