Welcome to Storymoja Festival 2017

Wednesday 27 September - Sunday 1 October | Nairobi National Museum
Welcome to Storymoja Festival 2017! Join us in interrogating this year's theme Black Peace with the festival's scheduled events for schools, masterclasses, theatre shows, exhibitions and panel discussion.

See program: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5

guest highlights

Artist: Esther Mirembe

Artist: Esther Mirembe Country: Uganda Esther Mirembe is a writer and editor at Writivism.

The Nest Collective

The Nest Collective is a small army of thinkers, makers and believers living and working in Nairobi. Together we explore our troubling modern identities, re-imagine our pasts and remix our futures. In all our works, we prioritize the acknowledgement and stating of our different individual perspectives and privileges, and our work strives to convey this [read more…]

event highlights

Rewrite With the Door Open [by Michelle Chepchumba]

I have been an upcoming writer my whole life. I am not ashamed of this because I know a whole bunch of people who are exactly the same way. People who have heard since they were 8 years old how good their stories are. People who have spent the past decade writing on notebooks, foolscaps, [read more…]

Too Early For Birds: A Journey Through Kenyan History [Maureen Wakarindi]

Too Early for Birds will be making a special appearance at the Storymoja Festival 2017 on Thursday, 28 September. The show will be at the Louis Leakey Auditorium at the Kenya National Museum and will start at 7pm. Tickets for the show are 1000 advance and 1500 at the gate,which you can get at M-Pesa Buy Goods Till Number 734196. The tickets are going really fast so get yours while stocks last! You can also send an email to tooearlyforbirds@gmail.com or call 0706 299 032 for more information.

festival conversations

Living with Chronic Illness (StoryMoja Event Highlight) By Carolyne Mutisya

Acceptance. That was what echoed when three ladies living with chronic illnesses shared their stories at the Storymoja Festival. At glance, they look stunning that you wouldn’t even know that they are ill. When they start to narrate their story, I am tempted to get sucked into the abyss of pity. However, their strength and [read more…]

We the People: Conversations with Reverend Timothy Njoya [by Michelle Korir]

When the good reverend was barely a man, he led two strikes in his school and ended up in a room full of men who were accusing him of being a communist. His counterparts who had already undergone this interrogation had ended up expelled after confessing. When asked this question, Njoya first said to his [read more…]

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