Djibouti Events Kenya

Abdourahman Waberi for Alliance Française in Mombasa, Nairobi

Abdourahman Waberi is set to do events at the Alliance Française centres in Mombasa and Nairobi on March 7 and March 10, 2023.

Djibouti-born USA-based novelist, essayist, poet, and short-story writer Abdourahman Waberi has published several books of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. He has received many awards and fellowships throughout his career. Some of his publications written primarily in French include Le Pays Sans Ombre (“The Land Without Shadow”) (1994), L’oeil nomade (“Nomad’s Eye”) (1997), Balbala (1998), Cahier Nomade (“Nomad’s Book”), (1999), Les Nomades, mes frères vont boire à, la Grande Ourse (“The Nomads: My brothers go drinking in the Big Dipper”) (2000), Rift, routes, rails (“Rifts, Roads and Rails”) (2001), Transit (2003), Moisson de crânes (Harvest of Skulls) (2004), Aux Etats Unis d’Afrique (“In the United States of Africa”) (2006), Passage des larmes (“Trail of Tears”) (2009), and Dis-moi pour qui j’existe ? (2022). Many of these have been translated in many languages, including English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian.

This week, people in Mombasa and Nairobi will get the chance to meet the celebrated author at the Alliance Française centres in their areas. Here are the details;


Abdourahman Waberi for Mombasa

Date: March 7

Time: 5:30 pm

Venue: Alliance Française Nyali (Moyne Drive)

Description: A literary event featuring Abdourahman Waberi.

Register: please click here.


Abourahman Waberi in Nairobi

Date: March 10

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: Alliance Française Nairobi

Description: A literary event entitled “Expectations of Literature from Africa: A discussion between generations.” It will feature Abdourahman Waberi and Peter Kimani who will be joined by University of Nairobi students Perpetual Wangari and Peter Kiamba. The event will be moderated by John Sibi-Okumu.

By James Murua

This blog is run by James Murua a Nairobi, Kenya based lover of books.

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