Lesung, Diskussion Literary Crossroads

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Thursday 26th September 2019, 6PM

Goethe-Institut Nairobi

No. 3, Monrovia Street
Maendeleo House

Anne Moraa and Novuyo Rosa Tshuma

Conversations with African writers Anne Moraa (Kenya) and Novuyo Rosa Tshuma (Zimbabwe).

The Literary Crossroads Series brings together African writers on the continent and from the diaspora to discuss contemporary trends and themes in literature.  In our June 2019 session, we host two great African authors – Anne Moraa (Kenya) and Novuyo Rosa Tshuma (Zimbabwe). Both wordsmiths shall engage us in an evening of prose and poetry.

Anne Moraa is a writer, editor and creative. After completing an undergraduate degree from the University of Nottingham, she completed her Master's degree in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh. Her works focus on feminism, ‘otherness’ and the importance of voice. Her published pieces can be read in Jalada, KikeTele, Brainstorm among other publications, and her performances have taken her from South Korea (as part of Exhibit B) to Edinburgh (with the Loud Poets at the Fringe Festival) and in Nairobi (StoryMoja Hay Festival, Festival CulturElles) where she currently lives and works.

Novuyo Rosa Tshuma is the author of the novel House of Stone, winner of the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award for Fiction with a Sense of Place, shortlisted for the 2019 Orwell Prize for Political Fiction and the 2019 Dylan Thomas Prize, and longlisted for the 2019 Rathbones Folio Prize.

Admission is free.