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Kenya News on Kwani Blog

What is Kwani? Kwani Trust was established in 2003. It is dedicated to nurturing and developing Kenya’s and Africa’s intellectual, creative and imagination resources through strategic literary interventions. Kwani Trust houses and distributes literary products and services globally. Kwani Trust, under the guidance of trustees, is overseen by its founding editor, Binyavanga Wainaina supported by key staff; a corps of literary associates, and friends from Kenya, the African continent and the rest of the creative world.

What does Kwani do?

* Edit and publish the foremost literary journal in the region representing new regional literary voices
* Locate, nurture and develop literary talents from as wide a segment of East African society as possible
* Work towards expanding the reading and contemporary story creation culture in Kenya
* Actively build links into the different spheres of African and other writing and stimulate shared creative initiatives
* Represent and promote the works of new authors associated with the Kwani experience both in Kenya and abroad
* Forge collaborations with institutions and individuals to present, develop and support literary and other creative ventures
* Seek, establish and forge regional and global literary linkages with writers, publishers, editors, agents and policy makers to stimulate imaginative and creative exchanges that contribute proactively to global dialogue in a variety of issues
* Proactively move literature into other creative spaces and expand literary audiences and clients of literature

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  1. kimakwa godfrey on May 8th, 2008 5:40 am

    would like sponsorship and publishing of my manuscripts.

  2. NAZNEEN ESMAIL on May 15th, 2008 8:16 am

    wel would like someassistance in editting and publishing my magazine. to put my idea in action for people to read

  3. Atieno Yvette on August 7th, 2008 12:07 am

    just stumbled on this and here i was wondering how i can get to grow,get to interact with lovers of word and get acquainted with Africa authors i hope i can get to develop my skill through Kwani and get some kind of mentorship too and have fun ofcourse

  4. Kimakwa Godfrey on June 13th, 2011 4:29 am

    Am an elected youth leader in Bungoma south district.Top on my agenda is to seal the existing corrupt loopholes in this district.