Macondo Literary Festival 2024

Macondo Literary Festival 2024 for September

The Macondo Literary Festival 2024 will be hosted at the Kenya National Theatre in Nairobi from September 20 – 22, 2024. The theme is “The Sea is History.”

The Macondo Literary Festival is a creation of the author Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor and Anja Bengelstorff-founded Macondo Book Society. The word “Macondo,” comes from the fictional place where magical things happen in the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by Colombian Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Márquez. Its tagline is “Connecting Africa’s Histories and Futures through Literature.” First hosted in 2019, it typically features panels, readings, performances of poetry and other art forms, and an epic closing party. It was also hosted in 2022 and 2023.  

The road to 2024 is here with organisers announcing the dates and theme on Friday, July 5. The fourth edition will return to its traditional home, the Kenya National Theatre (assuming they will be done with renovations) from September 20 – 22. The theme is “The Sea is History” with their communication stating,

“What does history mean to you? Are we witnessing the making of history by #Kenya’s young people? Explore these questions at #MacondoLitFest24, Sep 20-22, at @CultureCentreKE. Our theme “The Sea is History” looks into the connections between Africa and the Indian Ocean. Join us!”

Make a plan for this year’s festival ladies and gentlemen. They always deliver unique and exciting literary experiences for those who attend. You can get tickets at Kenya Buzz here. You can also contact the festival on the official Macondo Literary Festival website or Facebook page.

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2 responses to “Macondo Literary Festival 2024 for September”

  1. Fiona Khan avatar
    Fiona Khan

    I would love to attend as a presenter. I am Fiona Khan. You can Google my accomplishments.
    The story of Indian indenrure and history is a painful reminder of slavery sugar coated and indenture when the British bought and India sold Indians to Africa. My book Reeds of Wrath is the first Romantic Faction on indenture in Sputh Africa and the horrors suffered by the slave labourers. Do let me know if this is possible.

    1. James Murua avatar
      James Murua

      Hello Fiona.

      This a news site which informs you on what is happening in the African literary scene. If you wish to get word to Macondo, you can catch them on their searchable Social Media handles. Good luck.


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