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Storymoja Hay Festival Nairobi will take place on 19–22 September 2013.The 2013 programme will be announced here in August. Meanwhile, to get a flavour of the festival, you can browse last year's events below.
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Event 19 • Friday 14 September, 10am • Venue: US EMBASSY STAGE - LOUIS LEAKEY AUDITORIUM
Google’s head of Policy and Government Relations, Africa and the Freedom of Expression advocate discuss the cultural and social transformative power of the internet and new technologies. They are joined by Dr Christian Turner, former Director of the Middle East and North Africa in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Dr Turner is now British High Commissioner to Kenya.
In Association with Google
Content and Technology; digitisation, e-publishing and innovation
Event 26 • Friday 14 September, 1pm • Venue: US EMBASSY STAGE - LOUIS LEAKEY AUDITORIUM
What’s the future for writing and publishing in a time of digital delivery? A revolution of access and empowerment or the collapse of the industry? Or both/neither?
In Association with Google and Kwani?
Event 74 • Friday 14 September 2012, 4pm • Venue: US EMBASSY STAGE - LOUIS LEAKEY AUDITORIUM
Muthoni Garland is joined by the Kenya Human Rights Commission.
Event 39 • Saturday 15 September 2012, 11am • Venue: US EMBASSY STAGE - LOUIS LEAKEY AUDITORIUM
The author discusses his novels Zanzibar, Ladysmith and his award-winning Idi Amin novel The Last King of Scotland.
Supported by British Council
Event 44 • Saturday 15 September 2012, 1pm • Venue: US EMBASSY STAGE - LOUIS LEAKEY AUDITORIUM
2012 Commonwealth Short Story Prize regional winner, Africa Jekwu Anyaegbuna, (Nigeria) 2011 Caine Prize Winner, NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) Caine Prize-nominated Lauri Kubustile (Botswana) and writer Claudette Oduor (Kenya) talk to Kwani Managing Editor and 2012 Commonwealth Short Story Prize judge, Billy Kahora (Kenya).
In Association with Commonwealth Writers, www.commonwealthwriters.org
Wangari Maathai Memorial Lecture
Event 49 • Saturday 15 September 2012, 3pm • Venue: US EMBASSY STAGE - LOUIS LEAKEY AUDITORIUM
Sponsored by Dormans Coffee, KHE, Harris Tea and Sainsbury’s
Event 58 • Saturday 15 September 2012, 7pm • Venue: US EMBASSY STAGE - LOUIS LEAKEY AUDITORIUM
Having toured in Kenya, Uganda and the UK, this fiercely provocative show will leave you speechless! It rants, sweats, bellows and breaks into song and dance as it explores the truths that shape modern Africans. The show is about our beliefs, the way we behave and why. Woven into music and dance, Sitawa Namwalie's dramatised poetry is moving and frighteningly honest. It is politics -- and love -- that bites as it teases! Tickets 2000/=
Event 63 • Sunday 16 September 2012, 1pm • Venue: BRITISH COUNCIL COURTYARD
What’s your idea of a normal childhood? What kind of childhood makes a writer? These festival authors who grew up in mulit-racial backgrounds, juggle notions of adversity and security, loneliness and independence, fantasy and reality.
Supported by the British Council and Van Horn Consulting
Event 69 • Sunday 16 September 2012, 3pm • Venue: US EMBASSY STAGE - LOUIS LEAKEY AUDITORIUM
The book that took Kenya by storm; Miguna Miguna himself addresses the controversy behind his book.