“I remember speaking to one of the parents,” Aleya said. “She couldn’t get her son to read. But after the project, he couldn’t put his newly published book away. He read it over and over again, and just like that, he picked up other books and began to read.”
The poetic world was represented by a selection of very good poets: Khainga Okwemba, Phyllis Muthoni, Stephen Partington, Njeri Wangari, Tony Mochama, Keguro Macharia, and the UK’s Benjamin Zephaniah.
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Jinna Mutune is in the process of making a film called Leo. The cast of the film include Paddy (anyone who remembers Fresh Freddy definitely knows who Paddy is), Atemi and a young, supremely intelligent boy named Trevor.
The Storymoja Hay Festival was this past weekend(Oct 1 to 3) at the Railways Club Grounds. There were 100+ events, stimulating discussions, shows, fun activities and interactions with creative minds both local and international. These are just some of the photo highlights.
Celebrities such as the very talented Timothy Rimbui (Ennovator Music), Chris Adwar (both music producers and song writers) will be joined by famous artistes/ and well known personalities such as Ken Wakia, Bienamie Baraza of the renowned music group – Sauti Sol, Adhiambo Odera.
Wealth Creation – Friday 1st 4.00pm to 6.00pm – Tandaa ICT Board
The Future of Business Online – Saturday 2nd 4.00pm to 6.00pm – Tandaa ICT Board
Friday 1st October 11:30am – 1:30pm Join Sandra, Sitawa Wafula and Kennet B in a poetry workshop Sunday 3rd October 11:30am – 1:30pm Join Sandra, Doreen Baingana (UG), Muthoni Garland (Kenya) and Eghosa Imasuen (Nigeria) as they explore desire in African writing. Session moderated by Joyce Nyairo. Sandra was born in Dar es Salaam, grew up in the UK and was educated in Tanzania, Botswana and South Africa. She is an interior architecture designer with a strong passion for writing. She is a partner at M/s Creative Studios Limited, an interior architecture designing and architecture concept designing firm. She is the author of the acclaimed The Rhythm Of My Rhyme, a collection of soulful poems, which has been received and sold well in Tanzania and beyond. It addresses the choices, challenges and consequences of the state of women and children’s rights. Her
The Theatre Company presents My Moving Home & Alliance Francais Presents ‘Mwana Mdogo wa Mfalme’- a production in Kiswahili of the celebrated story ‘Le Petit Prince’.
In 1st Position is The Gentleman’s Club Written by Clifton Gashagua
In 2nd Position is The Mysterious Visitor Written by Beth Nduta
In 3rd Position is If who you are… Written by Naomi Kamau