Nurturing a love for Reading – Lessons from Frankfurt

Early this month, I was part of a group that visited school libraries in Frankfurt, with the aim of sharing, learning and observing practices that make school libraries in Germany to be voted among the most efficient. The group included librarians from schools and universities and the Nairobi County government, headteachers from around the country

On the Cultural Trail to Rusinga Festival

She marched out of the lake, so they say. The myth of Nyamgondho With her back bent, wrinkles mapping her determined face, she raised her hand and the passive waters came alive. Hundreds of cows, goats, sheep, donkeys and all manner of domesticated fowl followed in her wake. The braying, moo-ing, baa-ing and clucking jolted

Meet The Storyteller: Seung Ah Kim

#MeetTheStoryteller Episode 7 Name: Seung Ah Kim From: South Korea *** *** *** Seung Ah, what made you want to be a professional storyteller? 2007 and 2009 were the most important years to me. In 2007, during a study trip to Toronto I attended part of the Toronto Storytelling Festival, and was surprised to find

Kenyan storytellers take part in International Google Hangout on World Storytelling Day 2017

March 20th is marked as World Storytelling Day. It is also marked as the International Day of happiness. Coincidence? I don’t think so! Started in Sweden in the early 90s, the practice of celebrating it with performances of oral storytelling has spread across the world, with many countries currently observing the day. In Nairobi, John

#MeetTheStoryteller – Mshai Mwangola

#MeetTheStoryteller Episode 6 Storyteller: Mshai Mwangola From: Kenya **** **** **** Karibu sana Mshai. Please describe your kind of performance. As a performance scholar, I understand “performance” to be a way of making meaning, a path of exploration into knowing. My kind of performance is characterised by three things: it emphasises the potential of the

#MeetTheStoryteller – Episode 3

Meet The Storyteller: Episode 3 Name: Marianne Christensen From: Denmark *** *** *** So, what is your story Marianne? I was born on a family farm in 1954, but grew up in different places on the island Lolland in Denmark, because my father changed from being a farmer to working as a mechanic. I was