The international Storytelling Festival, Iran through my Kenyan eyes – Part Two

As you swagger into the gate of the building (you are an international performer, remember?), an enchanting puppet show ushers you into the festival space. The mascots are huge. I imagine the men operating them and dancing along the entrance must have eaten some Ugali wa Wimbi in the morning. Beautiful, colored banners draw you

The International Storytelling Festival 2016, Iran through my Kenyan eyes

End of November 2015. Early weekday morning. You are in a matatu on your way to town. As you approach Westlands, heavy traffic greets you. What to do? You log into Facebook and scan through your timeline. A tired joke with the hashtag Stolen, some feel good posts, a controversy brewing over hereā€¦. Then you