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

Artist: Oswald Okaitei

Artist: Oswald Okaitei Country: Ghana Oswald Okaitei, CEO of Play House.kom, is a multi-award winning poet & Spoken word artiste. He is a Performer Poet who combines music with poetry lines/verses to paint imagery in the eyes of the mind. He is one of the fresh breaths to poetry/spoken word worldwide. Oswald has transformed several [read more…]

Artist: Ingrid Storholmen

Artist: Ingrid Storholmen Country: Norway Ingrid Storholmen is a Norwegian poet, novelist and literary critic. Storholmen made her literary debut in 2001 with the poetry collection Krypskyttarloven. Among her other collections are Siriboka from 2007, and Tsjernobylfortellinger (Voices from Chernobyl) from 2009. She was awarded Sultprisen in 2010,and the Ole Vig-prisen in 2011.

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

Musing of Suraya [by Melodious Nyanchama]

‘Armageddon seems to have arrived sooner. Much sooner than I expected. Tumepelekwa ndani.’, read Suraya’s text. It had to be her. Suraya, the angel of darkness. Suraya who prays for the cockroaches in her house. Suraya who gets arrested on a Friday morning. Suraya who texts me about Armageddon when I am anxiously waiting for [read more…]

The Walkers [ By Kikete FM ]

The gods had fallen Hell opened doors to her furnace So the heat ran free to earth Scorching the sand lands of north Turkana, to torture our soles And thirst our throats; Still, we walked. The winds rose, and whirled Picked up the dust And blasted our hard worn faces The cacti stared at the [read more…]

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