Sunday 5PM–6.30PM Louis Leakey Auditorium
Kofi Awooner, Kwame Dawes, Patrick Gathara and Mshai Mwangola
Art And Activism
Ghanaian poet Kofi Awooner was arrested in the 1970s for helping a soldier accused of trying to overthrow the military government and was imprisoned without trial. The House by the Sea is about his time in jail. Ghanaian poet and professor Kwame Dawes won an Emmy Award for his project documenting HIV/AIDS in Jamaica, a film interspersed with poetry, photography and music. Patrick Gathara is one of Kenya’s bravest cartoonists, whose blog is a must read -www.gathara.blogspot.com. Kenyan performance scholar and renowned storyteller, Mshai Mwangola is the former chairperson of the Governing Council of the Kenya Cultural Centre. Join Mshai Mwangola as she leads this discussion about using art to transform society.
In partnership with The African Poetry Book Fund