We are also seeing more original scripts by Kenyans. There were two scheduled for this weekend, one at the Alliance Française by Seth Busolo, Who’s your Daddy?; the other Silence is a Woman (which was sadly cancelled due to the Westgate tragedy) at the Storymoja Hay Festival by Sitawa Namwalie.
Before the festival was cancelled, Kenyan storytellers presented their original poetry and short stories, many told especially for children. They included writers Faith Gatimi, Wangari Grace and Joan Kabugu as well as poets Michael Onsando, Njeri Wangari and Sitawa Namwalie.
Just before the festival’s cancellation, Muthoni Muchemi’s children’s science fiction novel was adapted for stage and performed by The Theatre Company. See more at The Nation.co.ke