Monday, December 04, 2006

KWANI? LITFEST




As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility- ahem we corporate now, no? we interrupt normal transmission to bring you a public service message from our good friends at KWANI?

For detailed Information, visit the Kwani? Litfest Blog

Further on in matters Kwani? This blogger has learnt that in a special (RED) edition of The Independence to mark World AIDS Day, the Kwani? Editor- Binyavanga Wainaina- was named one of Africa's Leading Artists. Yes, one of the fifty greatest cultural figures shaping the continent.

Uncomfirmed reports say that this Blogger sent his congratulations and wondered whether Binyavanga was our new Bono; it is time for a black one, really. Binyavanga is alleged to have responded: "...am somewhat horrified and thrilled."

So we still do not know if he is going to London anytime soon- not to collect the Caine Prize, this time but to adopt a white baby.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

A one, a two n a three....
Forr He's a jolly good Msela!
Forr he's a jolly good mseelaa!
Forr he's a jolly good Mseeeeeelaaaaaaaaa!!
....Mkenya wa nguvu!!
PMSL @ adopt a white baby...

Anonymous said...

Just a short note of congratulations to Herr. Wainanina. Kudos! Now get the white kid....

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Herr. Wainanina and kudos! He's done Africa proud.

Anonymous said...

Do me a favour and find out if these Kwani peeps will find a way for us who are Stateside to get copies of Kwani.That is one market with potential!

Kaunda said...

For whatever reason the blog link didn't open for me. It's the right URL for Kwani.org so maybe it's just me. The Kwani LitFest is there.

Anonymous said...

Lol@ adopt a white baby damn that was a good one, bantuts dont you think tis too early to be singing that yet? Lakini the guy is doing pretty good, wacha he represents na nguvu,(clears throat to finish) and this is Mambo Mbotela reporting for the PTN(Posers television network)

Unyc said...

Adopt a white baby...mj's kid.

Binyavanga is a remarkable writer n Kwani? is just a masterpiece.

Hv a review in my blogpage for Kwani 3.

Unyc said...

Adopt a white baby...mj's kid.

Binyavanga is a remarkable writer n Kwani? is just a masterpiece.

Hv a review in my blogpage for Kwani 3.

Mike Mburu said...

You can purchase a copy of Kwani? from any of the leading bookshops in Nairobi. However if you are not within Kenya you can order a copy either directly from us or from our UK based distributor. The contacts are below.

African Books Collective
Unit 13, Kings Meadow
Ferry Hinksey Road
Oxford
OX2 ODP, UK
Tel: +44 1865 726686
Fax: +44 1865 793298

sam.cook AT africanbookscollective DOT com

www DOT africanbookscollective DOT com

African Books Collective are our distributors in both the UK and The USA.

If you would like to purchase the book directly from us, kindly contact Mike on sales AT kwani.org

POTASH said...

Mhhh... Acolyte, talking to my people so they can talk to your people, see?

John nice to have you back, does it work now? Its is the crazy schedule that has gone messed my blog- but all I wanted to do was write, no?

Bantutu: That's a toast, right? Enyewe huyo msee ni wa nguvu- don't tell me, I will tell you!

Stack: Hehe, my people tell me you are in Kwani? 4... weweee, hata wewe ni msanii roundi hii. Kudos to you too.

Don: PTN, gee I could tune in all day. Hee, kwanza mimi niko na shout out nilido kwa Koch F.M- msee mnoma mimi, raundi hii, lakini bado siskizi Kiss 100!

bankelele said...

Go Bono!

And props to Kwani? for drawing high profile guests to visit/learn/invest in our country.

Anonymous said...

Potash gone corporate? Kweli i have seen everything. Congratulations to B. Wainanaina, LOL at his 'alleged' quote. Na aharakishe na kuadopt huyo mtoto mzungu, wanahitaji usaidizi kuwalea, wamjua Bush (sio kichaka), sio?

POTASH said...

Banks:
Literary tourism hasn't been explored locally until now. It is great to know that the Kenya Tourism Board is interested and supprtive of the Kwani Litfest.

Aegus:
Bush sio Kichaka...lmao. Potash is not a blogger- he is a brand. Watch this space.