Artist: Rebecca Nandwa

Artist: Rebecca Nandwa Country: Kenya Rebecca Nandwa is a Kenyan writer who is best known for her children’s books written in Swahili. She has been involved in a wide range of journalism and editorial work and used to be a teacher. After going to primary school in Western Kenya and secondary school in Limuru, she [read more…]

Artist: Muthoni wa Gichuru

Artist: Muthoni wa Gichuru Country: Kenya Muthoni wa Gichuru is a Kenyan author who has written books for children – ZAWADI SERIES, and for young adults – BREAKING THE SILENCE, and THE HIDDEN PACKAGE. She is also a short story writer and her work has been published in FRESH PAINT VOLUME 2 (2015) and MOONSCAPES [read more…]

Artist Davina Leonard

Artist: Davina Leonard Country: Kenya/UK Davina is an actor and writer. She made her professional stage debut for Phoenix Players, performed Fugard for the Courtyard Theatre and played Theresia/Amandla in John Sibi-Okumu’s ‘ROLE PLAY’; some years later, Davina went on to study Acting for Classical & Contemporary Text at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Since [read more…]

Artist: Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Artist: Abubakar Adam Ibrahim Country: Nigeria Abubakar Adam Ibrahim is most recently the winner of the NLNG Nigeria Prize for Literature for his novel Season of Crimson Blossoms (Parresia, Lagos and Cassava Republic, London). He is also the author of the short story collection, The Whispering Trees, which was long listed for the maiden Etisalat [read more…]

Profile: Natasha Muloko

Profile: Natasha Muloko Country: Kenya Natasha Muloko is a 28 year old women who lives with Systemic Lupus, a challenging autoimmune disease that is often accompanied by complications such as renal failure. Natasha believes in living whole and positively despite the challenges if SLE. She runs a business to support herself. Session at the Festival: [read more…]

Profile: Lea Kilenga

Profile: Lea Kilenga Country: Kenya Lea is a storyteller, advocate, entrepreneur and most importantly a Sickle Cell Warrior. She initiated the photo documentary 10003 Warrior Project, which later fueled further work into Sickle Cell policy advocacy, education and improving Sickle Cell healthcare infrastructure/services under the Africa Sickle Cell Organization. Lea also represents and advocates for [read more…]

Profile: Julie Muriuki

Profile: Julie Muriuki Country: Kenya Julie Muriuki is a Kenyan writer, editor and ardent reader. Her writing has appeared on the Storymoja Festival Blog, Hay Festival Newswire, True Love Magazine East Africa, Saraba Magazine and forthcoming elsewhere. She is currently hard at work on her debut novel. Session at the Festival: Sunday – 1.30 – [read more…]

Artist: Pauline Kea

Artist: Pauline Kea Country: Kenya I am a lecturer at St. John’s Teachers Training College, Kilimambogo. I have worked as a part-time lecturer at The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in Nairobi, African Nazarene University, Multimedia University and Highlands State College. I hold a B.Ed (Kiswahili and Religious Studies) and M.A in Kiswahili Studies [read more…]

Artist: Muthuri Kinyamu

Artist: Muthuri Kinyamu Country: Kenya Muthuri Kinyamu is a Director at Saffir Africa and co-founder of Turnup.Travel. He’s a marketer and publicist by training and traveler every other weekend. Previously, Muthuri Kinyamu led a social media takeover campaign for Kenya Tourism Board to promote the Great Migration and domestic tourism. Muthuri has been a part [read more…]

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