Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Kwani Lit Fest 2012: Stories of the Horn of Africa, Dec. 9-16 2012 @ Various Venues

The Kwani? Literary Festival is organised by Kwani Trust on a biennial basis where the literary leaders of Kenya, enriched with visiting writers from around the world, turn their attention to one salient subject and explore it through the lenses of the continent’s past, present and emerging literatures. In 2012, the Litfest will focus on several geopolitical trends and shifts in Kenya’s immediate north to host literary conversations with the Horn of Africa.
It thus aims to act as a platform where the story of the Horn of Africa can be told, to an extent, not taking the political crisis narrative as the only story that exists.
Additionally, the pan-African exchange programme of Goethe-Institut Moving Africa will bring a further eight African writers to Nairobi.

The festival will take place from December 9 to 16, 2012 at various venues
Venues around the city

Programme Highlights
Date: December 9, 2012
Festival Opening: Kifaru Gardens, 2-10 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 10, 2012
Screening/Reading from the Moving Africa participants @ Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Time: 4 pm
Entrance: Free
Screening of Nairobi Half Life

Date: December 11, 2012
Venue: University of Nairobi, 2-7 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 12, 2012
Venue: Louis Leakey Auditorium, 2.30-8 pm
Entry: Free
Date: December 13, 2012
Venues: Hotel Intercon, Taifa Hall & Louis Leakey Auditorium
Date: December 14, 2012
Venues:  Louis Leakey Auditorium & Kuona Trust
Date: December 15, 2012
Venues: Louis Leakey Auditorium & KICC Helipad

For the exact programme please visit the 2012 Kwani? Litfest website: http://litfest.kwani.org
More information on Moving Africa: http://www.blog.goethe.de/moving-africa/

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