Pilgrimages, a creation of the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists at Bard College and Chimurenga Magazine, will send 14 African writers to 13 African cities and one city in Brazil, for two weeks to explore the complexities of disparate urban landscapes.
A large part of any writer’s demographic audience ‘lives’ on social media platforms. If you write for a living and not just for pleasure, you need to sell your work and social media can help you to do that.
Naomi Kamau is a 2nd year Communication student in Daystar University, Nairobi Campus. She believes in people inspite of all that affects them. She enjoys composing poems and stories.
Local poetry competition organzed by Alliance Francaise Kenya and Afrishot 21. See details.
STORYTELLING IN KAREN at THE DOUBLE INN (The Irish Pub) on
SUNDAY 27th JUNE 3.30pm
Can you write a 15 minute performance script, for up to 6 performers, in any language, that is a “burst of theatrical lightning”?
Mystery junkies seek a particular experience: they want the intellectual challenge of solving the crime before the detective does, and the pleasure of knowing that everything will come together in the end.
Joanne is 15 years old. She is a Form 2 student at Precious Blood Secondary School. She recently went to Hay-on-Wye, in the UK, to attend the Guradian Hay Festival. The trip was as a result of winning The Storymoja Hay Festival Storytelling Competition with her story about conforming to technology. When I asked her about herself, she told me: “Joanne is your basic average girl who has a touch of uniqueness in her, a pinch of serenity in her actions, and a dose of finality in her speech, sounds like something from a fortune cookie so I’ll make it a bit more real. Joanne is a noisy and talkative girl who is apparently funny. [I have learnt to take being humorous as a complement though I am not aware of its extent or confines considering that when I crack
6th June 2010 Beautiful Sunday morning as usual the sun is up as early. Due to the previous late night I really did not want to get up immediately… maybe a few more winks? Maybe not…I definitely wanted to see more of the Festival. Actually most of the festival was over since it was the last day of the great 10 day relay of events. A quick warm shower, then breakfast did the trick for both Muthoni and I. We then walked to the festival which was only 10 minutes away from the hotel. We were clearly not the only ones with a longing for the final day as a slightly larger number of people than the previous day had come to mark the final day [I’d like to believe they were not trying to dodge Sunday Mass]. We got
5th June 2010 After the 8hr flight I was finally in the United Kingdom, at Heathrow Airport. It was a little bit hard to believe considering I’d been asleep most of the flight. I thought maybe I was getting delirious. The landing of the plane made my arrival more factual than imaginary. I also had to reset my watch which was 3hrs ahead , Kenyan time. I must say that Heathrow Airport beat my expectation. Having only Jomo Kenyatta International Airport [which is also big in its own right] in mind you could say that my imagination was quite limited in regard to my expectation of Heathrow Airport. As it turns out Heathrow is much larger and more spacious than JKIA. It is made up of more storeys in comparison and it is more developed in terms of technology. Just