The Spoken Word Project

SPOKEN WORD POSTER.jpg The Goethe-Institut in partnership with Kwani Trust presents The Spoken Word Project. Initiated by the Goethe-Institut South Africa, the Spoken Word Project is a poetry slam competition whose goal is to enable stories to travel across Africa. The Spoken Word Project will take place in the following cities: Johannesburg Antananarivo, Nairobi, Kampala, […]


998585_10151585070511440_1282852359_n.jpg #occupyNairobi Venue: Courtyard, National Museums of Kenya. Nairobi. Date: 21st – September -2013 Time: 7:30 pm Tickets: 500 KeS #ocuppyNairobi is the title for this year’s stir-up, the premium event at the Storymoja Hay Festival . Last year, The School Bell Rang .  This year, a storm is brewing deep in the oceans of […]


A dedication to all the Facebook images_3.jpeg poets For a while I couldn’t believe it They call me shallow because my pocket is surfaced It can’t go deeper… it doesn’t carry the notes or cheques required to make a book or album They call me weak because my poetry travels thorough a system that accommodates […]


We had a 396394_10150628542284009_750449008_11096469_208611250_n.jpg conversation with the featured poet of the week, one Achieng Odhiambo. This is what she had to say: How can you describe yourself in a summarized manner? I’ll use two words,creative and reserved. When did you pen your first independent piece (away from school work)? I was in school, 16, but […]

SCREWED (spoken word)

I can also write notes, I choose not to, breath easy he says, I choose not to, you choose to play me, I choose to slay you, mentally, maybe spritually, make Jesus hate you,so on judgment day, you choose to name me, so satan lays me , maybe rapes me, hold up! we forget we […]