Did you miss the Storymoja Hay Festival? Chris Lyimo tells you what the experience was like forhim in this report of all three days that he was at the SHFK.
Friday 31st July 2009, at 4pm – 5:30pm Publishing and Marketing Panel Discussion w/ John Mwazemba, Agatha V, KPA – Laurence Njagi of Mountaintop Publishers, Stanley Gazemba, Doreen/Bibi Bakare /Billy Kahora
The winners of the 4th and final Round of the Competition are Where is the racist? By Tabitha Mwangi and Diary of a disillusioned soul by Nancy Biwott. These two stories will be entered into the Storymoja Hay Festival Story of the Month and stand to win their writers a Full Festival Pass.
What is the future of African writing? The face of it is in young writers such as Petina Gappah from Zimbabwe, Chika Unigwe from Nigeria and Monica Arac from Uganda. Is it a coincidence that they all live away from their “homelands”? Do African women writers tell differently the myriad stories to be told? Do they face similar challenges as their male counterparts? How do these writers juggle motherhood, multiple careers and writing?
Hanif Kureishi is an English playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker, novelist and short story writer.
Judy Kibinge’s films; Coming of Age and Killer Necklace (MNET Production), both award winning short films as well as The Man who knew too much, a short documentary about Goldenberg whistleblower, David Munyakei will be shown at the Storymoja Hay Festival on Friday, 31st July, 2009 at 4pm to 5.30 at the Impala Club Grounds.
I am so very pleased to announce that all members of the Storymoja Community who have ever contributed to the blog, or ever submitted their work for review and publishing will be eligible for a day pass to the festival on Friday 31st July 2009.
The Storymoja Hay Festival will feature 132 events based on themes such as Literature, Environment, Gender, ICT, Health, Diversity, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Culture, Gender, Beauty and Self-Development , designed to attract different target groups of different interests.
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Onduko bw’Atebe, whose debut novel about life in prison, Verdict of Death, won the 2006 Wahome Mutahi Prize for Literature will be at the Storymoja Hay Festival,