Kwani Trust is inviting you to Sunday Salon on Sunday 19th April 2009 7pm at Kengeles Lavington, Lavington Green for a special evening of readings from Jambula Tree and Other Stories: The Caine Prize for African Writing, 8th Annual Collection, published 2008.
Titled after the short story by the 8th winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, Uganda’s Monica Arac de Nyeko, the Jambula Tree anthology contains the latest in African writing with a selection of stories from across the continent. The book includes 18 short stories– the winner and shortlist (5 stories) plus 12 stories written at the Caine Prize writers workshop held in April 2008 in South Africa. The stories deal with love, war, manhood, marriage and the African urban experience.
Monica Arac de Nyeko is from Uganda. She was shortlisted for the Caine Prize for African writing in 2004 for Strange Fruit, winning the prize in 2007 for “Jambula Tree”.
Kingwa Kamencu is a writer based in Kenya. Her first book To Grasp at a Star won the National Book Development Council Award 2003, The Wahome Mutahi Prize 2006 and the prestigious Jomo Kenyatta Prize for Literarure 2007. She was one of the two Kenyans nominated Rhodes Scholar to Oxford where she will be proceeding for further studies later in the year. She serves as deputy secretary general in PEN International’s Kenya Chapter and writes for the authoritative media monitoring magazine Xpression Today (E.T). She writes poetry, essays and fiction.
Kaume Marambii is a self-employed businessman running an agri-business in Kenya called Golden Acres Ltd. He has a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Nairobi, a post-graduate Diploma in Information Technology from the University of Sunderland, UK. He was also a 2003-2004 Reuters Digital Vision Fellow at Stanford University, USA. This is his first work of fiction.
Entry ksh300. Free entry before 6.30pm. KARIBUNI