Tag: Goethe

  • Goethe-Institut’s AfroYoungAdult anthology to launch at Ake Book Festival 2019.

    Goethe-Institut’s AfroYoungAdult anthology to launch at Ake Book Festival 2019.

    The AfroYoungAdult anthology from the Goethe-Institut will launch at the Ake Book Festival 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria which happens on October 24-27, 2019. In September 2018, the Goethe-Institut announced a new project for writers of young adult fiction on the continent. The project called AfroYoungAdult aimed at shining a light on fiction for young adults,…

  • Adipo Sidang, Mugabi Byenkya feature at Goethe-Institut Nairobi’s Literary Crossroads.

    Adipo Sidang, Mugabi Byenkya feature at Goethe-Institut Nairobi’s Literary Crossroads.

    Adipo Sidang and Mugabi Byenkya were the featured writers at the Literary Crossroads series at Goethe-Institut Nairobi on June 27, 2019. They were moderated by Aleya Kassam. Literary Crossroads is an event where writers meet colleagues from all over the continent and from the African diaspora to discuss trends, topics and themes prevalent in their…

  • Pede Hollist, Hana Kefela to kick off Goethe Nairobi’s Artistic Encounters 2018.

    Pede Hollist, Hana Kefela to kick off Goethe Nairobi’s Artistic Encounters 2018.

    Writer Pede Hollist and actor Hana Kefela are the first to feature at the Goethe-Institut Kenya’s Artistic Encounters 2018. They will be performing at the German Cultural Centre in Nairobi on May 11, 2018. Artistic Encounters is a project running out of Goethe-Institut Kenya where two artists of different genres meet and share their art.…

  • Angela Makholwa, Patricia Kihoro headline Goethe Nairobi’s Artistic Encounters

    Angela Makholwa, Patricia Kihoro headline Goethe Nairobi’s Artistic Encounters

    South African author Angela Makholwa is set to co-feature at the final Goethe-Institut Nairobi’s Artistic Encounters on November 9th, 2017 with singer and actress Patricia Kihoro. The Artist Encounters is a project run by Goethe-Institut Nairobi curated by Zukiswa Wanner. The project involves artists of different genres having their arts communicating. There have been three…

  • Lola Shoneyin and Maimouna Jallow for Nairobi

    Lola Shoneyin and Maimouna Jallow for Nairobi

    Lola Shoneyin and Maimouna Jallow are the featured guests for Goethe Nairobi series, Artistic Encounters. They will be at the Maendeleo House on June 15, 2017. Artists Encounteric, a collaboration between Goethe Kenya and author Zukiswa Wanner, features different types of artists on one stage at the same time. The concept has already had two…

  • Reading in Unusual Spaces: Langata Women’s Prison, Nairobi

    Reading in Unusual Spaces: Langata Women’s Prison, Nairobi

    The Goethe Institut funded project Reading in Unusual Spaces saw readers descend on Langata Women’s Prison in Nairobi on February 11, 2017. People read in all sorts of spaces in all sorts of situations; some of these periods can be either during very positive or not such “positive” ones. Nigeria for instance are the folks…

  • Victor Ehikhamenor and Koleka Putuma for Kenya in March

    Victor Ehikhamenor and Koleka Putuma for Kenya in March

    Nigerian visual artist, writer, and photographer Victor Ehikhamenor and South African theatre director, writer, and performance poet Koleka Putuma will share a stage at the Goethe in Kenya this March. Something is happening in Kenya’s capital as more writers and poets from across the continent come through to showcase their work to an audience hungry…

  • Rasna Warah new book “UNsilenced” launches at Goethe Nairobi

    Rasna Warah new book “UNsilenced” launches at Goethe Nairobi

    Rasna Warah’s new nonfiction book Unsilenced launched to a packed audience at Goethe Nairobi on Wednesday October 26th 2016. Rasna Warah who worked for the UN for a long time is a columnist with the Daily Nation. She has three nonfiction titles to her name the first of which is Triple Heritage: A Journey to…

  • Yewande Omotoso and Jumoke Verissimo star at Literary Crossroads tonight

    Yewande Omotoso and Jumoke Verissimo star at Literary Crossroads tonight

    Author Yewande Omotoso and writer Jumoke Verissimo will be the star attractions at tonight’s Literary Crossroads event at the Goethe Institut in Johannesburg tonight. Their topic of discussion will be Quo Vadis Africa: The Power of Words – The Power of Words? Yewande is famous for her 2011 book Bom Boy (our review) which went onto shortlists…

  • Elnathan John and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim #OccupyGoetheLagos #Labaf2015

    Elnathan John and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim #OccupyGoetheLagos #Labaf2015

    The Goethe Institut in Lagos hosted Elnathan John and Abubakar Adam Ibrahim, two of the hottest writers on the African continent right now, to a British Council-sponsored event as part of the Lagos Book and Arts Festival. The two writers whose newest books Born On a Tuesday (Cassava Republic) for Elnathan and Season of Crimson…

  • Dr Robert Ouko Memorial Library is Kenya’s best library in 2015

    Dr Robert Ouko Memorial Library is Kenya’s best library in 2015

    The sixth edition of the 2015 Maktaba Awards, which recognises Kenya’s best libraries, was held at the Nairobi National Museum on Tuesday Evening. Libraries are very important as they are where we get to access many books as we grow. The award is a brainchild of the Goethe-Institut Kenya, the Kenya Library Association, and the…

  • Dayo Ntwari to read at Goethe Kigali

    Dayo Ntwari to read at Goethe Kigali

    Dayo Ntwari has been having a great year. The Rwandan writer with the Nigerian connection started his writing year with a shortlist on the Writivism Short Story prize. This was followed with a shortlist for the inaugural Huza Press Short Story Award the first in Rwanda. He is also on the longlist for Short Story…

  • Esther Armah is August’s Writers Project of Ghana author

    Esther Armah is August’s Writers Project of Ghana author

    Esther Armah is an international award-winning journalist working in print, radio, and television. She is also a playwright, writer and lecturer. Armah is the host and executive producer of the weekly radio talk show ‘The Spin’, a global production via BBC Accra and NPR New York which airs on Ghana’s Citi FM every Wednesday at…

  • Dr Mawuli Adjei for Writers Project of Ghana in July

    Dr Mawuli Adjei for Writers Project of Ghana in July

    Writers Project of Ghana is an organisation based in Ghana, duh, and the US which aims at promoting Ghanaian literature and writing through creative writing workshops, discussion groups, public readings, and publishing. The featured author for July at a reading at the Goethe-Institut Accra is a Ghanaian writer and academic Dr Mawuli Adjei. Adzei who…

  • Ciku Kimeria, Ndiritu Wahome play to packed Goethe Nairobi

    Ciku Kimeria, Ndiritu Wahome play to packed Goethe Nairobi

    The Goethe Institut in Nairobi was packed to the rafters for the second edition of their “Conversations with African writers” series. The first in the series happened a few months ago with Kinyanjui Kombani being moderated by our favourite actor/teacher/playwright John Sibi-Okumu. Last Thursday early evening the authors on stage were Ciku Kimeria and Ndiritu…