In case you missed it the first time around, the Kwani Litfest is on from August 1-15. The two week event is a meeting of some of the most interesting literary and philosophical minds from Africa.
This year’s event will involve more than 40 African and international poets and writers who will in panel discussions, book launches, conversations, literary lunches, and performances. The first week of the Kwani Litfest will be held in Nairobi and in the second week, it will move to the beautiful coastal town of Lamu.
If you have a few days off in August and don’t know what to do with them, do Kwani. Some of the speakers will be our own Doreen Baingana, her of the Tropical Fish fame and Monica Arac de Nyeko, her of the “Jambula Tree”. (Did I tell you I met Monica and she’s great and I’m kwesiba-ing on her to be my friend?)
Others are Chimamanda Adichie, Binyavanga Wainana, Muthoni Garland, Jonathan Ledgard, Ishmael Beah and Shailja Patel. There’s even going to be sessions on blogging, travel wrting, theatre and magazine writing.
Aya. Enough nwe nwe nwe from me. I don’t get paid for the publicity and I’m sulking because I’ll only be free to attend the Nairobi sessions.
More information on the Kwani Litfest is available here.