NYrobi Book Fest 22

The NYrobi Book Fest 2022 will be hosted for the second year at the Alliance Française de Nairobi on June 24-26, 2022.

In the last few years, the Alliance Française de Nairobi has come into the literary arena in a big way hosting writers at their premises for a variety of events. In 2021, they hosted the first edition of the NYrobi Book Fest at their venue in the city’s Central Business District. It was aimed at connecting publishers, distributors, authors, illustrators, artists, innovators, and readers, spreading interest in the culture of reading and writing, as well as encouraging sharing of trends and ideas. It included panels, poetry and storytelling performances, and launches including that of John Sibi-Okumu’s first collection containing several of his plays. You can read our reporting of that event by clicking here.

The 2022 edition of the fair is set to return to the Alliance Française this weekend from June 24-26. Just like in the previous year, those who attend can expect an exhibition, book launches, discussions, and story-telling performances. For those who love the written word, all roads lead to the Alliance Française in Nairobi this weekend. Events run from 9 am-6 pm.