Joan Thatiah, Ciku Kimeria, and Richard Oduor Oduku at Nakuru Kitabu Fest

Action-packed Nakuru Kitabu Fest for January 28

Joan Thatiah, Ciku Kimeria, and Richard Oduor Oduku are the guests of the Nakuru Kitabu Fest on Sunday, January 28, 2024.

Nakuru Kitabu Fest, founded by Pita Oduor, is aimed at enhancing and encouraging artistic expression through reading, writing, performance, and intellectual literary discourses and forums in Nakuru City. The first edition was hosted at the Nakuru Players Theatre on December 10, 2023. It had author Silas Nyanchwani and Clinical Psychologist and writer Chomba Njoka moderated by Entertainment and Arts Journalists of Kenya (EAJAK) Chairman Boniface Mwalii on panel. They interacted with Nakuru residents who got signed copies of their work. Here are some images from that event courtesy of the organisers;

Chomba Njoka, Silas Nyanchwani, and Boniface Mwalii
Chomba Njoka, Silas Nyanchwani, and Boniface Mwalii
Silas Nyanchwani
Silas Nyanchwani
Chomba Njoka
Chomba Njoka
Audience at Nakuru Book Fest
Audience at Nakuru Kitabu Fest
Audience at Nakuru Book Fest
Audience at Nakuru Kitabu Fest

The second edition of the fest is set to be hosted at the same Nakuru Players Theatre on Sunday, January 28, 2024. The featured writers talking about “The Contemporary Woman: Witnessing Women in Transition” and “The Place of Non-Fiction in Recording Our History and in Telling Our Own Stories” to be moderated by writer, publisher, translator, and film photographer Alexis Teyie are;

  • Joan Thatiah – Former Journalist and Author of 9 books, including; I am Too Pretty to be Broke, Things I Will Tell My Daughter, Confessions of Nairobi Men among other titles.
  • Ciku Kimeria – Culture Editor at Global Press and Author of  Of Goats and Poisoned Oranges and Dance of the Monkeys. 
  • Richard Oduor Oduku – Founder of Sisi Afrika and author of Slave, Interpreter and Commissioner General.

If you are in Nakuru, don’t miss this event at the Nakuru Players Theatre with some of the finest writers in the country.


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