Kwani at 10 | Book and Art Party


Kwani Trust are celebrating their 10 year anniversary with a programme of special events. On Friday 29th November, Kwani? present a lecture titled Contemporary African Writing in the context of 50 years by renowned author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie from 2.30pm – 4.00pm at the 844 Building, University of Nairobi (please note change of venue from Taifa Hall)
Free entry (by Pre-registration ONLY) Register here.

Also on Friday, there will be a joint launch of Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor’s Dust and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah at the Marshall’s Service Workshop/ Warehouse from 8.00pm.


Owuor won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2003 and her new book Dust, is a novel about a splintered family in Kenya. It’s a story of power, deceit, survival, gried madness, unrequited love, sacrifice and perseverance.
Award-winning Adichie’s Americanah is a dazzling new novel that tells 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 call home.
This event also features a visual art retrospective that reflects on a shared sensibility between photographers, writers and other artists including work by renowned Kenyan artist Wangechi Mutu, curated by Just A Band member Mbithi Masya.Entry: 1 Copy of EITHER Dust OR Americanah (priced at the discounted rate of Ksh 1,000)Purchasing your ticket here entitles you to a copy of the book you select at the entrance. Your National ID, Valid Driving Licence or Passport will suffice as a verification document.

Venue: Marshall’s Warehouse, Loita Street

Enquiries: or Tel 020 444 1801

About Kwani Trust
Kwani Trust is a regional literary hub and a community of writers that is committed to the growth of the region’s creative industry through publishing and distributing contemporary African literature, offering training opportunities, producing literary events and establishing global literary networks. Follow: @kwanitrust and #kwaniat10

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