Tag: Swahili Literary Festival

  • A snapshot of the Swahili Literary Festival 2022.

    A snapshot of the Swahili Literary Festival 2022.

    The Swahili Literary Festival 2022 was hosted in the Kenyan coastal cities of Kilifi and Mombasa from March 18-22, 2022.   The Swahili Literary Festival hosted by the Hekaya Initiative has featured panels covering issues of interest to the literary and general art practitioners in the coastal part of Kenya since 2019. The festival which…

  • Swahili Literary Festival 2022 starts on March 18.

    Swahili Literary Festival 2022 starts on March 18.

    The Swahili Literary Festival 2022 will be hosted in the Kenyan coastal cities of Kilifi and Mombasa from March 18-22, 2022.   The Swahili Literary Festival hosted by the Hekaya Initiative has featured panels covering issues of interest to the literary and general art practitioners in the coastal part of Kenya since 2019. Apart from…

  • Swahili Literary Festival 2022 is set for Mombasa, Kilifi in March.

    Swahili Literary Festival 2022 is set for Mombasa, Kilifi in March.

    The Swahili Literary Festival 2022 is set to happen in Mombasa and Kilifi, Kenya from March 18-20, 2022. The festival theme is “Exploring language(s) and Boundaries.” The announcement was made on February 10, 2022. In March 2019, the Hekaya Initiative organised the Swahili Literary Festival in Mombasa. It featured panels covering issues of interest to…

  • Swahili Literary Festival 2021, celebrating women, kicks off in Mombasa.

    Swahili Literary Festival 2021, celebrating women, kicks off in Mombasa.

    The Swahili Literary Festival 2021 which happens at the Kilindini Cultural Centre, Mombasa kicked off today and runs until March 8, 2021. The festival theme is “celebrating women.” The Hekaya Initiative organised the Swahili Literary Festival in Mombasa at the SwahiliPot Hub in 2019. In a first for that part of Kenya, there were panels…

  • A snapshot of the Swahili Literary Festival 2020.

    A snapshot of the Swahili Literary Festival 2020.

    The Swahili Literary Festival 2020 was held at the Swahilipot Hub, Mombasa from March 4-8, 2020. The Swahili Literary Festival, a brainchild of the Abdulrahman ‘Abu Amirah’ Ndegwa-led Hekaya Arts Initiative, was first hosted in the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa in 2019. The second edition which ran earlier this month with panels, keynote addresses,…

  • Swahili Literary Festival 2020 theme announced in Mombasa.

    Swahili Literary Festival 2020 theme announced in Mombasa.

    The Swahili Literary Festival 2020 is set to happen at the SwahiliPot Hub in Mombasa from March 4-8, 2020. The festival theme is “Identity Politics in The Swahili Coast.” In March 2019, the Hekaya Initiative organised the Swahili Literary Festival in Mombasa at the SwahiliPot Hub. It featured panels covering issues of interest to the…

  • The Swahili Literary Festival rallies Coastal cultural practitioners.

    The Swahili Literary Festival rallies Coastal cultural practitioners.

    After a successful run of the Swahili Literary Festival, its organisers have urged cultural practitioners at the Kenyan coast to aim higher. The Swahili Literary Festival was a series of events that happened in Mombasa, Kenya from March 1-3, 2019. For a debut festival in a part of the country not famous for having these…

  • A snapshot of the Swahili Literary Festival 2019.

    A snapshot of the Swahili Literary Festival 2019.

    A snapshot of the Swahili Literary Festival 2019 that happened at the Swahilipot Hub in Mombasa, Kenya from March 1-3, 2019. The Swahilipot Hub is an innovation hub in the coastal city of Mombasa that supports both tech and artistic initiatives. The hub was the scene of a new initiative which would bring together a…

  • Celebrating heroes at the Swahili Literary Festival 2019.

    Celebrating heroes at the Swahili Literary Festival 2019.

    The festival theme of “Celebrating heroes” was on show at the final session of the Swahili Literary Festival 2019 at the SwahiliPot Hub, Mombasa on March 3, 2019. The Swahili Literary Festival rocked the coastal city of Mombasa with an opening ceremony that included a keynote address by Noma award-winning writer and academic Prof Rocha…

  • Swahili Literary Festival 2019 opens with Prof Rocha Chimera keynote.

    Swahili Literary Festival 2019 opens with Prof Rocha Chimera keynote.

    The Swahili Literary Festival 2019 opened at the Swahilipot Hub, Mombasa on March 1, 2019. The opening ceremony highlight was the keynote address by Prof Rocha Chimera. The opening evening of the inaugural Swahili Literary Festival started with a keynote address by Prof Rocha Chimera where he would trace the past the present and the…

  • Swahili Literary Festival 2019 program unveiled.

    Swahili Literary Festival 2019 program unveiled.

    The program for the Swahili Literary Festival 2019 set to happen in Mombasa, Kenya from March 1-3, 2019 has been unveiled. In December, a new initiative set to be hosted on the coast of Kenya called the Swahili Literary Festival emerged. It was aimed at celebrating the achievements of individuals who had and have contributed…

  • African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2019

    African Literary Festivals you can attend in 2019

    Covering the length and breadth of the continent, here is a list of African literary festivals you can attend in 2019. This list is regularly updated as and when information becomes available. 2018 was a very literary festival-filled year for Africa. East Africa had a variety of festivals including the Hargeysa International Book Fair, the…

  • Swahili Literary Festival 2019 set for Mombasa, Kenya in March.

    Swahili Literary Festival 2019 set for Mombasa, Kenya in March.

    The Swahili Literary Festival 2019 is set for Mombasa, Kenya from March 1-3, 2019. This will be the first running of the festival in the coastal city with the theme “Celebrating Achievement.” A new initiative called the Swahili Literary Festival is set to be hosted on the coast of Kenya by the Swahili Pot Hub.…