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Mbogi Ya Mawriters With John Sibi-Okumu features poet Benny Wanjohi.

Mbogi Ya Mawriters With John Sibi-Okumu featured Kenyan poet Benny Wanjohi at the Alliance Francaise De Nairobi on November 26, 2020. Mbogi Ya Mawriters is a series featuring Kenyan writers hosted at the Alliance Française Nairobi. Mbogi is a Kiswahili word meaning railway carts adopted in current times to mean a crew or group of […]

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Artists In Residency 2015 finalists announced!

The Artists In Residency (AIR) programme has provided artists across discipline (visual arts; literary arts; performing arts; music & film) with the opportunity to participate in residency programmes throughout the world. This year AIR received a record 423 complete applications across genres from 40 countries across the continent. After a rigorous selection process that invited […]

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YouTube Videos from the Storymoja Festival 2015

So I have finally uploaded all the videos that I took at the Storymoja Festival 2015 that happened this month. The videos were taken over a two day period on the Saturday and Saturday with a Samsung J7 which I am still learning how to use. Therefore the quality of the videos isn’t world class […]

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Storymoja Festival 2015: Blog numbero uno

The Storymoja festival was in high gear at its new venue the Nairobi Arboretum. The activities were mainly targeted at the younger Kenyan population to get them to understand the importance of reading. School children attended the festival from Wednesday to Friday and were wowed by Reading Ambassadors like Sauti Sol and Anto Neosoul. In […]

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Kinyajui Kombani’s coffee gig (and John Sibi-Okumu chat)

Kinyanjui Kombani is a Kenyan writer who has been at the forefront of the literature advocacy route with events like The Authors Buffer and the Daystar Creatives Academy. His books include Den of Iniquities and The Last Villains of Molo. The author who has been doing a commendable job teaching his experiences to the next […]

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Daystar literature program “Creatives Academy” wraps up

The literature program of the Daystar University where students learn the business of writing called The Creatives Academy ended on Saturday after 12 weeks. It was one of the most innovative programs for students of literature in recent times in Kenya. Students were offered an opportunity to interact with professionals in writing thus learn how the […]


Writivism and Daystar Creatives on this weekend

Its good to be an aspiring writer on the continent right now what with opportunities to learn the craft available to allow you to possibly become the next big thing in writing. For those in Nairobi you want to head over to Daystar University where they are currently running their weekly Daystar Creatives program for […]