Wednesday: Nairobi’s Night Life.

I don’t know why Wednesday is presumed to be a feminine day. From ladies night to Woman-Crush-Wednesdays, there is something about this day that is just girly.

This Wednesday marks the end of N-Jaanuary. Every one around me keeps saying this month is too long. I personally don’t see it that way as it has been a month of new opportunities for me. I have pushed my limits, taken up new roles and learnt to trust my journey. January 2018 has been kind to me.

However tough it has been, let’s enter February in style.

Things To Do On Wednesday, 31.01.2018

Photo Credits, Goethe Institut Website.
  1. The Selected Literary Works Of Tony Mochama – you better know him as Smitta Smitten. This year marks his tenth year of publishing. Welcome for an evening of select readings, provocative discussion and literary celebration of one of the region’s foremost journalists, a poet and author who has given readings, talks and workshops on our contemporary urban African literature across continents, from Bayreuth to Montreal, since 2010.From the post-PEV story collection ‘The Road to Eldoret’ to the long Afro-futuristic novel ‘2063‘ (coming from Oxford Press in 2018), Tony Mochama has written across many literary genres – from the crime noir ‘Princess Adhis,’ to poetry texts, to a nocturnal city essay collection (Nairobi – A Night Guide) to YA Burt Award winning novellas.Tony Mochama is also a winner of the Leap Frog Press Prize, as well as a pioneer winner of the prestigious Morland Miles Scholarship Award.This evening will mark the ten year landmark of Kenya’s most prolific writer of his generation, who is as diverse as he is multi-faceted in his various literary works, and who some call the ‘Literary Gangster’ due to his shoot-from-the-hip style of craftsmanship as well as writer ammo that, a decade down the page, shows no sign of running out.There will be a cocktail mingle, afterwards, as well as musical mangle from the great kilt-wearing and one-man bag-piper, Murray the Scot. Entry is free.

    Photo Credits, Kenya Buzz.
  2. Ankole Acoustic Wednesday With Fadhilee. I had a taste of Fadhilee’s genius during the Pawa 254 Annual Festival in December, 2017. I specifically loved his song about Africa, it is beautifully crafted. Such a passionate description of our wealthy continent. He will be live in action at Ankole Grill, Kilimani tomorrow night. Go have fun!

What’s Your Pick?

We all have our personal style when it comes to winding up the day and the month in this case. It might have been hard on you, it might have been easy. Be that as it may, pick that which tickles your fancy.

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