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…]

Artist: Dushiime Kaguliro

Artist: Dushiime Kaguliro Country: Uganda Dushiime Kaguliro is an avid reader, writer and unapologetic feminist. One of her passions is to change the way people look at books in Uganda. She looks forward to a time when reading non-academic books is not seen as a waste of time or as something for only a particular [read more…]

Artist: Karungari Mutu

Artist: Karungari Mutu Country: Kenya Karungari Mutu is the author of the book The Firemakers of Azali, a fantasy story for young readers published by Storymoja. Karungari is an independent writer and special correspondent based in Nairobi. She writes for various magazines and newspapers on topics of arts, culture, the environment, wildlife, travel and tourism, [read more…]

Artist: Mutendei Writes

Artist: Mutendei Writes Country: Kenya As a creative Mutendei has four facets to his creative outreach; Poetry, in both spoken word and written forms, social commentary via social media; inspirational writing, and historical based fiction. Drawing from experiences of life both in Kenya and Canada, as both a child and adult, Mutendei incorporates honest and [read more…]

Artist: Rajan Soni

Rajan Soni has been travelling since birth. His first wide-eyed journey was from Mombasa to Zanzibar in the arms of his mother. He has been itinerant ever since. He has lived, worked, and wandered through more than 60 countries in five continents and has been fortunate to meet three people who recognized him wholly in [read more…]

Artist: Sir Mohinder Dhillon

Artist: Sir Mohinder Dhillon Country: Kenya Mohinder Dhillon is one of the most prolific and highly regarded photojournalists of his generation. His long career began in the autumnal years of the British Empire, and came to a close some fifty years later, as digital media were supplanting the world of film and videotape in which [read more…]

Artist: Shariffa Keshavjee

Artist: Shariffa Keshavjee Country: Kenya Shariffa Keshavjee was born on the shores of Lake Victoria, in Kisumu. She is an early childhood educator. She also writes books for children. She has written ‘ Momo the Monkey’, with new adventures to follow. With her passion for educating girls,she is a founder member of the Hawkers Market [read more…]

Profile: Enkare Review

Profile: Enkare Review Country: Kenya Enkare Review, founded in August 2016, is a collective of 12 twenty something year olds based on the continent and un-ironically earnest in a shared vision for African creative production. Enkare Review is committed to seeking and cultivating radical literary production in Africa through its own creative working sessions, and [read more…]

Artist: Gatu Mbaria

Artist: Gatu Mbaria Country: Kenya I double up as a journalist and land use planner. I have been an environment journalist since early 2000s and have written investigative and other stories in ‘The Eastafrican’, ‘Daily Nation, ‘Investigate West’ (an online journal based in the United States), Greenpeace magazine, ‘New African Magazine and other publications. Away [read more…]

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