Day 5 [1st Oct]

Weekend Program

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11.00am – 12.30pm

Poetry & Readings: With Walt Hunter (US), Ingrid Storholmen (NOR), and Babishai Niwe | Ampitheater

Flames and Song: A Memoir – Book Launch and Performance Featuring Phillipa Namutebi (UG), Peter Kagayi (UG) and Sooo Many Stories (UG) | Coconut Theatre

Art Curators in Africa: 4 festivals turn 10!  BAYIMBA (UG), Hargeysia (Somaliland), L.Turkana (KE) & Storymoja (KE) | Storyhippo Tent

Digital Security: A Conversation curated by BAKE | American Corner


1.00 – 2.30pm

Insider Illusion: An Art Showcase That Questions the Concept of Self. Fashion show. Stage Play. Music. Art Auction. Directed by Ciru Ivy | Louis Leakey Auditorium

Living Whole With Chronic Illness: Lea Kilenga (Fashionista living with Sickle Cell), Julie Muriuki (Writer & Mom living with Fibromyalgia & DVT), Natasha Muloko (Business Woman living with Lupus & Lupus Nephritis) talk to Juliet Maruru (Writer, Editor and Care Advocate living with Lupus) about living a full life while coping with chronic illness. Careers, creativity, family and relationships can be challenged when chronic illness becomes a part of daily life. These warriors talk about what it takes to live a full life, take care of family and pursue the things you love! | Ampitheater

Rising from the Dust – Book Launch: Kasi Mumba in conversation with author Fauza Beltz and Iman Verjee  | Coconut Theatre

The Anatomy Of A Massacre And The Somali Question In Kenya: Film Screening & Conversation With Judy Kibinge, Abdi Latif & Rasna Warah | American Corner

Queer African: (Readings/ Discussions and performances) featuring the NEST Collective and Barbara Adair (SA) | Storyhippo Tent


3.00 – 4.30pm

Impact of Social Media on Creative Writing: Screening & Conversation. Featuring Noosim Naimasiah (Documentary Director), Zahara Abdul (Cinematographer), Esther Mirembe (Editor), Roland Byagaba (Writer) and Abigail Arunga (Moderator)  | Louis Leakey Auditorium

The Big Conservation Lie: A long overdue conversation about Africa’s Resources and the Science & Politics of Conservation featuring Mordecai Ogada and Gitau Mbaria. Moderated by: Chuma Nwokolo (Nigeria) | Ampitheater

Disappearing Languages and CulturesAndrew Tsumba (SUBA), Leonard Mindore (OGIEK), Milka Chepkorir (Sengwer) Moderator: TICAH | Coconut Theater

Writing Africa: Andrea Bohnstedt chats with travel writer and 2015 Morland Foundation Scholarship awardee – Noo Saro Wiwa (Nigeria) | Storyhippo Tent


5.00 – 6.30pm

How Stories Affect Change:  Performance, discussion, stimulation with Mara Menzies (UK/KE) and Sitawa Namwalie (KE) | Louis Leakey Auditorium

The Place of Literary collectives in Africa: Featuring Jalada (KE), Enkare Review (KE),Book Caravan (Djibouti), Writers Cafe(Zimbabwe): African stories were always told by the fireside and in an oral way. The modern fireside is made up of literary collectives, which use the written form and oral performances; but what’s their relevance in the Africa we are building? | Coconut Theater

Learning from Our Elders & Book Launch with Authors: Muthoni Likimani & Bushra al-Fadil in conversation with Prof. Mule  | Storyhippo Tent


Special Event

2.00 – 6.00pm | American Corner

The Journey of 44th Tribe

Sir Mohinder Dhillon, Author of My Camera, My Life; and Rajan Soni author of Looking for Lakshmi; in conversation with Aleya Kassam.

Indian Entertainers & Food Vendors

Pop Up Events

All Day | Courtyard

Science Experiments with Funke Science: Don your lab coat, grab your safety googles and learn science with cool experiments and loads of fun!

Art by Dust Depo: Have fun with art and paint under the supervision of experienced Kenyan Artist Patrick Mukabi.


All Day | Courtyard

Courage Exhibition by Boniface Mwangi

This exhibition highlights stories of courageous individuals who paid a heavy price for Kenya to be where it is today. This is an exhibition about sacrifice and service beyond self. It is a commemoration of the power of ideas, and of the willingness to relentlessly fight for what is right.

Experience this exhibition and be inspired to be the change you want to see in Kenya. You will encounter men and women who, by living their life authentically and fearlessly, changed Kenya for the better. Their acts of courage may not have been appreciated at the time but they made a difference.

Here, we celebrate leaders who rose above tribal politics and ultimately condemned for their nonconformity. Their sacrifices are a lesson that Kenya has produced quality leaders, and if we stopped voting along tribal lines, our generation could elect passionate and commendable leaders. Each time you simply vote along tribal and party lines, you sell your soul and hinder Kenya’s growth.

Premium Events

Sun 1st Oct

5.00 – 6.00 pm | Ampitheater
Every Brilliant Thing by Davina Leonard
A poignant play about what gets us up in the morning. Performed by Davina Leonard.

Ticket: 1,500 Buy from 0791 477 385


7.00 – 8.00 pm | Louis Leakey Auditorium

Stand Up Comedy by Mike K 

Mike K is a popular Zimbabwean stage and television actor, a comedian and an acclaimed caricaturist. He has performed at the Harare Festival Of The Arts (HIFA) many times and has a regular spot at the Book Café in Harare, which is a mecca for the arts. Guaranteed good laughs and a few chuckles!

Ticket: 2,000.00 Buy from 0723 433 747

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