Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2014 Storymoja Festival Events Programme

2014 Storymoja Festival Events Programme img Come, let us once again together Imagine the World! The Storymoja Festival is by no means ‘just another festival’. Since its inauguration in 2007 the Festival has grown into an internationally established world class eventthat brings together and celebrates critical thinkers and great minds in storytelling, ideas sharing, writing and contemporary culture. It offers a platform for exposure, for local and international collaborations, and showcases creative talent to feed the minds of both young and old across cultural and social divides. Once again renowned Kenyan and international narrators, writers, poets and creative artist will be in attendance at the Festival. All will be gathered to together imagine a world, and beyond that, create a space that, through critical expression and interaction, will not only tell our every story, but also challenge us to strive toward improving our world; toward a world that does not allow for such events as the siege that happened on the 21 September 2013 at the Westgate Mall, Nairobi. Tragically, it resulted in the death of, among others, Professor Kofi Awoonor, one of Africa’s great voices and poets. The Professor was at that time a guest of the Storymoja Festival 2013. In honour of his memory and others who lost their lives in that terrorist attack, there will be several special tribute events on the 2014 programme. So be part of the global community that is the Storymoja Festival! Endorse and support a highly commendable and creative process. You will be investing in our cultural economy, a critical pillar for development that is integral as we move into the knowledge-led 21st century. To our existing sponsors, partners and supporters, a big THANK YOU for the continued belief in us! Without you the festival would not be what it has become. Asante! Auma Obama, Festival Patron 2014

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