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: Beth Wanjiku Ndirangu

Profile: Beth Wanjiku Ndirangu Country: Kenya Beth Wanjiku Ndirangu was born with a disability known as cerebral palsy. She holds a Bachelors of Education degree in English and Literature and has been doing voluntary disability advocacy work for the last five years. Beth is a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow. In January this year Beth, began [read more…]

Artist: Patrick Miller (Millz)

Artist: Patrick Miller (Millz) Country: Zimbabwe Ever since his first performance as Joseph in a nativity play when he was five, Millz’ fascination with the arts has grown. Over two decades later, he is now a playwright, artist and an “activist on a sabbatical”. Currently, Millz is working on a new draft of his stage [read more…]

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

Traveling Without Joy [by Wahanga Gakere]

It is a busy Nairobi afternoon on Kimathi Street. The adhan for the Asr prayer has just been called out and I am waiting for my friend to meet me. I just found out that my travel plans have come through and I would soon be relocating. She says she is off to pick her [read more…]

Your Home is Out There [by Kelvin Karomo]

It’s 1AM. You are at the airport braving the chilly Nairobi weather waiting for your pen pal to touch down. This all started with a simple inbox on Facebook saying “Hi, I think you are cool and I kinda like your smile.” You didn’t expect much of it. The online feminist battalion had convinced you [read more…]

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