Since its inception in 2007, the Storymoja Festival has grown into an internationally established event that brings together and celebrates critical thinkers and great minds in storytelling, ideas sharing, writing and contemporary culture. It offers a platform for exposure, for local and international collaborations, and showcases creative talent to feed the minds of both young and old across cultural and social divides.
Hay Festival has supported sister festival Storymoja in Nairobi since 2009, and in 2014 offers a series of curated events under the title 'Hay Festival Presents...', including events with authors from the Africa39.
In 2014 once again renowned Kenyan and international narrators, writers, poets and creative artists will attend Storymoja. They gather to imagine a world, and beyond that to create a space that, through critical expression and interaction, will not only tell our every story, but also challenge us to strive towards improving our world; towards a world that does not allow for such events as the siege that happened on 21 September 2013 at the Westgate Mall, Nairobi. Tragically, the siege resulted in the death of, among others, Professor Kofi Awoonor, one of Africa’s great voices and poets. The Professor was at that time a guest of the Storymoja Festival 2013. In honour of his memory and others who lost their lives in the terrorist attack, there are several special tribute events in the 2014 programme.” Auma Obama, Festival Patron 2014
More about Storymoja at www.storymojafestival.com
Download the Storymoja Festival 2014 programme