Programme Click on individual date to get the details. All events previously advertised at the University of Nairobi will now take place at the National Museum

Fringe Events

Film Screening & Readings

Date: Monday 10th December
Venue: Goethe-Institut Nairobi, Monrovia Street
Time: 2.30pm - 8.00pm
Free Entry

Screening of Nairobi Half Life
Time: 2.30pm - 4.00pm
A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi: the city of opportunity. He quickly understands why Nairobi is nicknamed Nairobbery and is quickly drawn into a new world of theft and violence

Panel Discussion: The Role Of the Arts & Literature in reconstructing society
Time: 4.00pm - 5.30pm
Ayan Mahamoud, Ahmed Abbas, Joseph Eluzai, Meaza Worku& Said Jama Hussein

Readings: Moving Africa
Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
2012 Kwani? Litfest Moving Africa participants from Cameroun, South Africa, Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, Namibia, Rwanda & South Sudan read from their work

Book Swap

Do you have books you have read and loved that you would like to exchange for other great reads? Do you have books that you would like to donate? Join us for an evening of book swaps & poetry performances, mingle with Kwani? Litfest guests & enjoy the best of Ethiopian & Eritrean cuisine. We will also be collecting book donations for Akili Dada, a leadership incubator investing in high-achieving young African women from underprivileged backgrounds so kindly bring any books you can spare!

Venue: Habesha, Argwings Kodhek Road
Date: Tuesday 11th December
Time : 8.30pm
Bookings : Eat Out Kenya 0711 222 222 or Click here

Art Exhibition

Kuona Trust and Kwani Trust present an exhibition of art work by artists from TheHorn of Africa from Sunday 9th – Sunday 16th December. Join us for the cocktail party launch of the exhibition, music, food & conversations. Music by Electrique Afrique

Date: Friday 14th December at 7pm.
Venue : Kuona Trust, Likoni Close – off Dennis Pritt Road. Map
Free Entry

Featured Artist
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Wanawake wa Heri wa Winsa

The Theatre company presents a Swahili translation of Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor, back from a succesful tour of India & England earlier in the year. The play is set in Kiambu County in the plush environs of Windsor, where Falstaff makes his love and desires know not to one but two married women in identical letters. Upon comparison, Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page plot their revenge on Falstaff for being so bold and assuming. The revenge plan unveils itself with almost catastrophic but hilarious consequences. The inhabitants of this small town watch and are a part of the unfolding comical events that surround Falstaff amorous adventures.

Venue: National Museum
Date: 15th and 16th December 2012
Time: 4:00pm & 7:00pm
Cost: Ksh 500/-

0722 554 372 / 0704 099 788

DJ Sets & Live Music

The Bands name is KABON. the members are Kato Change(22yrs) , Jacob Okumu(20yrs) and Aaron Colverson(26yrs). Kato has been playing for 8yrs, his focus is jazz guitar, but he fuzes different genres and africani rhythms trying innovate stylistically through his playing. Jacob being the youngest of the group, is on a gap year, playing music and waiting for a response from Berklee college of music, of which he applied to earlier this year. Aaron has played violin for 17yrs and graduated from berklee college of music. His focus is contemporary improvisation implementing a fusion of musical genres.

We are an acoustic fusion string trio..That play both original and covers with a twist

Venue: Kifaru Gardens
Date: 9th December 2012
Time: 4.30pm - 5.30pm

Just a Band’s Blinky Bill will DJ at a series of session at the Kwani Bookshop, located at the National Museum’s Courtyard. The sessions will run on the following days:

Wednesday 12th at 7.30 - 9.00pm
Thursday 13th December at 7.00 - 8.30pm ·
Friday 14thDecember at 12.00 - 2.00pm ·
Saturday 15th December at 3.00 - 5.00pm

Electrique Djs & the Beat parade band

Venue: Kuona Trust, Likoni Close , off Dennis Pritt Roadare playing at the art exhibition at Kuona on the
Date: 14th December 2012

DJ Andre’ is a versatile dj that has mastered the art of jump-starting the revellers party experience. With a couple of years experience in the industry, Dj Andre’ has aggressively driven and promoted his brand to stand out through consistent delivery and a unique method of deejaying, earning himself the tag line ‘The Addiction’ which depicts the effect he has during performances. His prowess lies vastly in mature genres of music inclusive of Neo-Soul, Rhythm and Blues, the ever-so-popular New Jack swing, Soul and is still up to date with mainstream club and dancehall genres.

Venue: KICC Helipad
Date: 15th December 2012

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