Welcome to Storymoja Festival 2017

Wed 27 Sept - Sun 1 Oct
Storymoja is pleased to announce the dates of the 2017 Storymoja Festival! After taking place in Accra, Ghana in 2016, the Storymoja Festival will return to Nairobi on the 27th of September to the 1st of October 2017.

guest highlights

Profile: Boniface Mwangi

Boniface Mwangi is a Change Maker and Leader who has spent his life fighting for justice for the ordinary mwananchi (citizen).

Artist: Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste is a novelist and essayist. Her debut novel, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, was selected by the Guardian as one of the 10 best contemporary African books.

event highlights

Deadline Extended! – Storymoja Festival Creativity Contest

The deadline for the 2017 Storymoja Festival Creativity Contest has been extended! You now have until 30th June 2017 to submit your creative writing or illustration. The submission guidelines are in the image below.  

The 2017 Storymoja Festival

The Theme of the 2017 Storymoja Festival is Black Peace. This theme is apt as it comes at a time when the entire world is concerned with the politics of identity. The 2017 Storymoja Festival will also fall exactly 10 years after the 2007/08 Post election violence, as well as on an election year in Kenya.

festival conversations

A Fragment on Aliens [By Kikete FM]

The Sand and Tree Monkeys Slippery Tree Forest. The Neo-Nazis & Ultra-Nationalists C/o Trump Acolytes Ok, there’s nothing funny about drowning, unless it’s a cartoon character trying to prevent that last bloop of air in the mouth from escaping (the soul attached to it like it were a weather balloon.) But then drowning is faster [read more…]

Central Nerve [by Wakini Kuria]

Oh, we were cool! At least from my end we were.  I chose to look the other way not because it was the easiest thing in world to do but because it was the only right thing to do then. Moral reasoning, ethics and critical thinking; I tucked them away. I was rubbed the wrong [read more…]

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