Nairobi

Nairobi is a busy modern city of between three and four million people and it is the de facto commercial capital of East Africa. Most businesses are headquartered in the city centre or in the industrial area to the southeast.Country and regional offices for the many international humanitarian organi...

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Nairobi International Book Fair

This year the theme of the 18th international book fair is Twende Digital, Go Digital. There are workshops and seminars, book launches, special events for children, discount sales, exhibitions. The...
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Storymoja returns to Nairobi

Storymoja is the most influential festival of creative writing in East Africa. From the 300 participants it attracted in 2007 it is now one of the most prestigious events for the best African write...
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Nairobi book fair

The theme of Nairobi's 17th international book fair this year is Catch the Reading Bug. Events include book launches, workshops and seminars – one of the topics is how to get published &ndash...
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Meet Etisalat prize top authors

Top African authors of the Etisalat prize talk about their work. NoViolet Bulawayo (Zimbabwe) author of We Need New Names, Yewande Omotoso (Nigeria/ South Africa) author of Bom Boy and Karen Jennings...
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Tony Mochama launches latest book

The launch of Tony Mochama’s latest book Nairobi – A Night Guide through the City in the Sun at the Goethe Institute. The Daily Nation newspaper once wrote in a review of Mochama’...
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Nairobi International Book Fair

The 16th Nairobi Book Fair oganised by the Kenya Publishers Association. Book launches, workshops and seminars, including a seminar for budding authors. There will also be the presentation of th...
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StoryMoja Hay Festival Nairobi

19-22 Sept. The fifth StoryMoja Hay Festival. A four-day celebration of stories and contemporary Kenyan culture with books, forums, workshops, live performances and music. The festival is run in colla...
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Peace and Milk. Scenes of Northern Somalia

12 June 2012. This book launch is dedicated to a photographic documentation, entitled Peace and Milk: Scenes of Northern Somalia, by the Somali environmentalist Fatima Jibrell and the retired diplomat...
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Literature Reading of My Mother's Lover

21 June 2012. On occasion of the public reading series Stories Spoken, this literature reading is dedicated to a novel by Urs Widmer, entitled My Mother’s Lover. The story is set in the 1920s...
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Silence Literature Reading

26 April 2012. This public reading, entitled Silence Literature, is part of the wider series Stories Spoken, organized by Goethe Institut and held by professional readers. The event introduces cont...
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Lecture Series: Kenya at Fifty

25 April-10 July 2012. This lecture, entitled Kenya at Fifty, is part of a series of 12 weekly lectures, held by professors Frederick K. Iraki and Kimani Njogu. It focuses on Kenya’s cultural...
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Reading of The Blind Side of the Heart

23 February 2012. This appointment will be dedicated to the novel The Blind Side of the Heart, read in English by Ngwatilo Mawiyoo and in German by Susan Nadolny. It tells the breathtaking story of a...
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Art Books Launch

12 January 2012. This event is the second one organised at Goethe during the past year and launches a new series made of three new books by Peterson Kamwathi, Sam Hopkins and Ato Malinda, who are prot...
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Literature Forum

28 January, 25 February 2012. This Literature Forum brings together upcoming women writers and literary critics to share and discuss stories, poems and current literary trends. Its aim is to enhanc...
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Literature Forum at Goethe Institute

30 October, 27 November, 25 December 2010. This female literature forum, organized in collaboration with AMKA
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Kenya resident association talk

26 April 2010. The Kenya Alliance of Resident Associations (KARA) welcomes Margit Hellwig-Boette, the German ambassador to Kenya, and Eugene Wamalwa, member of parliament for Saboti constituency, for...
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Kenya Museum Society lecture.

24 Feb 2010. Dr Richard Leakey gives the inaugural lecture in a series to mark the 40th anniversary of The Kenya Museum Society. The title of the lecture is The Leakey Family Story. The Leakeys ar...
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Amnesia project lectures.

14-27 June 2009. Cameroonian curator Simon Njami and Egyptian artists Amal el Kenawy and Moataz Nasr are in Nairobi for a series of lectures as part of the ongoing
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The media and Kenyan elections.

21 Nov 2007. Ute Schaeffer, director of Africa and Middle East programmes at Deutsche Welle (DW) Radio, will chair a panel discussion on the role of the media in the run-up to Kenya
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Moving the Maasai.

25 April 2006. British historian Dr Lotte Hughes presents a paper on the forced moves that cleared the Kenyan highlands for European settlers on the occasion of the publication of her book on the them...

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