Hay on Earth-Future Scenario’s. This discourse was lead by Andy Middleton and Anjali Saini. Among the issues discussed here were getting the product right before taking it to the market as opposed…
Watching Oluoch Madiang’ and Eric Omondi tell their fascinating stories reminded me of an earlier session of the story telling competition that had left me livid and almost rioting when my favourite storyteller…
I decided to attend Aly Khan Satchu’s talk at the Tandaa ICT board tent. He’s a banker and runs the site www.rich.co.ke. I had heard of him even before this, he holds monthly talks called Mindspeak…..
I arrived at 1145hrs just in time to catch the British High Commissioner, Rob Macaire leading a discussion on Muslim in Kenya and Muslim in the UK.
“Africa has shut up for far too long and we to be stirred from our slumber and shaken from our complacency. If the internet be the venue for this awakening then so be it.”
However, I manage to get a few insights from the debate. Especially, how successful the UK has been in its venture of creating jobs by encouraging young people to venture into the creative industry.
‘Film story’ a discussion run by Kenyan Wanuri Kahiu known for her two award winning films: From a Whisper and Pumzi alongside Tom Tykwer a German director known for the films Run Lola run, Heaven, and Perfume-the story of a murderer….
“It is not everyday – or weekend to be precise- that you encounter a reasonably priced opportunity to interact with various literary, artistic and motivational geniuses of our time!”
At the British Council Marquee, I had the chance to meet Tony “Smitta” Mochama, Zephaniah Benjamin and Njeri Wangari, who enlightened me on the various aspects of poetry.
For the talented group that was present, I’m sure that with an opening statement like that, you’ve already deduced what session I’m referring to; The “Writing about Whistleblowing” seminar.