The Storymoja Hay Festival 2014 dates are out. The festival now in its sixth year will be hosted at the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi from 17th – 21st September.
The Storymoja is one of the fastest growing literary festivals in Africa. From its humble beginnings in 2009 when the organisers started an event they called the Nyama Choma festival it has gone on to be one of the most respected spaces for writers from the continent to attend. The event has had many highs with chief guests like Booker prize winning Ben Okri and most recently Teju Cole.
The lowest times for the festival happened last year when the Westgate Mall right by the main venue in Nairobi city was attacked by terrorists. This event saw the event being cancelled as some people lost their lives the most well known of which is Ghanaian diplomat and poet Kofi Awoonor.
As it says in the poster, keep calm and save the date literature groupies. Save your pennies as you will be buying many books from the continent at that period.