Wednesday 27th November

Kwani Trust: 2014 & Beyond - Roundtable
Kwani Trust’s Executive Director & Managing Editor- Angela Wachuka & Billy Kahora, join colleagues from the technology, literary and other sectors in presenting future directions for Kwani Trust as a transmedia storytelling hub.
By invitation only.

Cocktail Reception
Time: 7.00pm
In partnership with the Nigeria High Commission, Kwani Trust hosts a cocktail reception for Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
By invitation only.

Thursday 28th November

Kwani? Inaugural Annual Lecture I (10th Anniversary Special): Reflections On Kenyan Contemporary Literature in the context of a 50 Year old Kenya by Dr. Mbugua Wa Mungai

Time: 11.00am - 11.45am

Kwani? Inaugural Annual Lecture II (10th Anniversary Special): Kenya, Kwani and imagined words by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Time: 11.50 - 12.45 pm:
Venue: Room 014, Kenyatta University
Free entry (by Pre-registration ONLY). Register

10th Year Anniversary Benefit Gala
Time: 7.30pm
RSVP 0711 467 072
The Kwani Trust Board of Trustees host the 10th Year Anniversary Gala. Readings by Binyavanga Wainaina, Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Awarding of the Kwani? Manuscript Prize by Ellah Wakatama Allfrey to winners Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Saah Millimono and Timothy Kiprop Kimutai.

Friday 29th November

Kwani? Inaugural Annual Lecture III (10th Anniversary Special):: Contemporary African Writing in the context of 50 years by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Time: 2.30pm - 4.00pm:
Venue: 844 Building, University of Nairobi (please note change of venue from Taifa Hall)
Free entry (by Pre-registration ONLY). Register

#kwaniat10: 10th Year Anniversary Book Party
Entry Only:
Ksh 400 at the door
Entry + Book (in advance): Ksh 1000 with a copy of either Dust by Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor or Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Advance Tickets: (pay via Debit/ Credit Card/ Mpesa, Airtel Money, Yucash & other mobile money merchants)
Venue: Marshall’s Warehouse, Loita Street 

From a breathtaking new voice, winner of the 2003 Caine Prize for African Writing, a novel about a splintered family in Kenya and the struggling nation around it--a story of power, deceit and survival, grief and madness, unrequited love, sacrifice and perseverance.

From the award-winning author of Half of a Yellow Sun, a dazzling new novel: a story of love and race centred around a young man and woman from Nigeria who face difficult choices and challenges in the countries they come to call home.

Join us for the joint launch of Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s Dust and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah on Friday 29th November at the Marshall’s Service Workshop/ Warehouse from 8.00pm. This event also features a visual art retrospective that reflects on a shared sensibility between photographers, writers and other artists including Wangechi Mutu, curated by Mbithi Masya. Live music & top DJs thereafter.


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  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Kwani Trust: 2014 & Beyond

    Time: 10.30am
    By Invitation only

    Cocktail Reception for Chimamanda Adichie with Nigeria High Commission

    Time: 7.00pm
    By invitation only

  • Kwani? Inaugural Annual Lectures I & II

    Time: 11.00am - 1.00pm
    Venue: Room 014, Kenyatta University

    10th Year Anniversary Benefit Gala

    Time: 7.30pm
    Venue: Westhouse
    Ticketed at Ksh 5,000

  • Kwani? 10th Anniversary Inaugural Lecture III

    Time: 2.30pm - 4.00pm
    Venue: 844 Building, University of Nairobi

    10th Year Anniversary Party

    Time: 7.30pm
    Venue: Marshall’s Warehouse

  • Download programme here