This year’s StoryMoja Hay Festival boasted a fantastic line-up of renowned African authors and poets.
The festival was tragically cut short by the attacks on Westgate. Thankfully, there were several days of inspiring lectures and readings.
One writer, Teju Cole, perhaps had the most hype surrounding him. Cole, a Nigerian-American writer and photographer, is a critical darling whose words and opinions seem to be resonating with thousands of people.
One of his essays, The White Saviour Industrial Complex, which discussed the problematic nature of KONY 2012 and other “white savior” projects in Africa, went viral and put Cole on the international map. See more at The Star.co.ke