As promised the Storymoja Hay Festival is bringing you performances and conversation to make up for the cancelled 4th day of the festival.
This week has seen the outstanding performance of The Vagina Monologues which left audiences awestruck and eliciting responses such as:
— Muthoni Mwangi (@Muthoniwamwangi) October 24, 2013
The Vagina Monologues were brilliant! A standing ovation for @SMHayFest!
— Sadia Ahmed (@SadiaOfficial) October 24, 2013
— Walubengo (@CptWalubengo) October 24, 2013
Tonight, 25th October, at 7.30pm
Sitawa Namwalie brings you ‘Silence is a Woman’ at the Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricome House. This show promises to take you on a thought provoking journey… The journey of a woman and a nation! You cannot afford to miss it!
Next week, 4 shows by Jane Bussman promise to leave breathless. Jane Bussman brought you laughter in inappropriate doses at the 2010 Storymoja Hay Festival. She returns with a warning on the package.
WARNING: THESE SHOWS ARE REALLY, REALLY RUDE. Not just a bit naughty, but REALLY REALLY RUDE
BONO AND GELDOF ARE C*NTS: Tuesday 29th Oct 7.30pm Purdy Arms Karen & Wednesday 30th Oct 7.30pm Vineyard Rhapta Rd Westlands
DISTINGUISHED LADIES: Thurs 31st Oct 7.30pm Vineyard Rhapta Rd Westlands & Friday 1st Nov 8.00pm Purdy Arms Karen.
Highlights of November 2 2013 Mini Fest:
We will end the festivities with a day full of conversation and performances on November 2nd 2013 at the Nairobi National Museum.
Kofi Awoonor Tribute Lecture
11.00am – 12.15pm| Louis leakey Auditorium
Founding editor of Kwani?, Caine Prize Winner and author of ‘One Day I Will Write About This Place’, Binyavanga Wainaina honours the late great Ghanaian Writer, Kofi Awoonor.
In Partnership with Kwani Trust
Community Policing and Online Activism: Am I My Brother’s Keeper?
11.00am – 12.15pm|Ampitheatre
Kenya: We are one… or are we? Join this engaging discussion on communities’ reactions and its effects on cohesion, segregation and shaping identity. How much have you done or given to secure the welfare of your community?
In Partnership with UP Magazine
Real Life Events Inspire Fiction
12.45pm -2.00pm| Ampitheatre
Authors Kinyanjui Kombani (The Last Villains of Molo) and Richard Crompton (The Honey Guide) both set their novels against a backdrop of real life events – the Molo tribal clashes of 1992 and the electoral violence of 2007.
What are the issues and ethics of incorporating real-life events into fiction? How does reality work in a narrative context? And does there need to be a certain distance, in time or space, between the events described and the decision to create a work of fiction about them? Can novelists tell a greater truth about real events than journalists or historians are capable of? Or are they exploiting human tragedy for the sake of entertainment?
Disrupting Sanitised History: The ICC Witness Project
2.30pm – 3.45pm| Louis Leakey Auditorium
Powerful readings from ‘Their Justice Shall Be Our Justice: A Dialogue on the ICC Witness Project’, which originally appeared in The New Inquiry. The ICC Witness Project is a collaboration between Kenyan poets to imagine and amplify the voices of some of the missing witnesses for the ICC trial, to make sure the victims and survivors of the post-election violence that rocked Kenya in 2008 are not forgotten.