Hi, my name is Sally. I am 23 years old and the first born in a family of three sisters. I am a student at the University of Nairobi, school of medicine. I am studying to become a dentist. The course takes seven years t…
Dear East African theatre artists, colleagues and friends: Greetings from New York City in the U.S.! We are writing to provide you an update on Sundance Institute East Africa activities for the coming season (Year 3 of a five-year initiative). Our plan is to return to East Africa in July 2010. As you know, Sundance Institute East Africa is a program exploring the potential relationship between US and East African theatre artists and encouraging artistic exchange. In Year 1, May 2008, five American theatre artists from the Sundance Institute Theatre Program participated in an exploratory visit to meet East African theatre artists in Nairobi, Kenya and Kampala, Uganda. In addition, Sundance Institute East Africa Artistic Associate Roberta Levitow attended the EATI (East African Theatre Institute) Festival in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in November 2008 (our first trip to Ethiopia!) In Year
To help us celebrate, Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka will judge the 2010 African Performance playwriting competition.
Swedish project to connect with Kenyan women writers The editors of the Swedish literary journal 00TAL (pronounced “null-null-tahl”), Madeleine Grieve and Kristina Sigunsdotter, will be in Kenya for the first two weeks of December. Joining them will be Henrik Enbohm of the Swedish Writers Union. Their trip is sponsored by the Swedish Institute’s Creative Force project – more info here: http://www.si.se/Creative-Force Their goal is to “make new connections, promote contemporary East African female writers, and work for the development of children and young adults’ interest in, and access to, reading and writing.“ They are particularly interested in meeting new Kenyan and East African women writers who have not been published, or received exposure outside Kenya. Or who have faced challenges – economic, political, institutional, societal, as women writing; or barriers of class, gender, sexuality, in getting their work out. They
The University of San Francisco is seeking a part-time instructor in the Kiswahili language to start in the Fall of 2010. Classes are likely to meet three times a week. Candidates should submit a CV and provide proof of experience in language teaching and knowledge of current second-language teaching methodologies; ability to teach introductory and intermediate Swahili language; native or near-native fluency in Kiswahili and English. Applications will be accepted until January 31st, 2010. Please contact Karen Bouwer for more information. Karen Bouwer Associate Professor of French Modern and Classical Languages University of San Francisco 2130 Fulton Street San Francisco, CA 94117-1080 Tel: (415) 422-6390
Seeing that your writing is not just a hobby, but a profession and career that you value and respect (even hobbies and side careers deserves respect ) then it makes sense for you, the writer, to dev…
The Kenya Museum Society organized a performance by Storymoja at the renovated Louis Leaky Memorial Hall Auditorium on 11th November 2009.
Somewhere near the river, a dog barks viciously. There’s a hollow thump and then the dog howls, a sad painful sound that rises in the sir and somehow merges with the Man with No Name’s budding dream. In it he is fl…
International Poetry Competition Castello Di Duino- Deadline December 2009 31th (For schools 2010 January 15th)- Prizegiving Ceremony 2010 March 21th. Organized by the volunteer Association “Poesia e Solidarietà” Trieste
Badilisha! Poetry X-Change would like to invite you and/or your poetry network to submit recordings of their work to BadilishaPoetry.com for podcasting.