Join us for the YWSE Nairobi "How She Does it" dinner this March 10th 2014 with Kenyan poet, writer and performer, Sitawa Namwalie.
Her first dramatised poetry show “Cut Off My Tongue” was first performed in in Nairobi in 2008. In 2009, her first book of poetry, “Cut Off My Tongue,” was published. In 2011 her second show called “Homecoming” was performed in Nairobi.
“Cut off my Tongue” was invited to the UK’s prestigious Hay Festival in the UK in 2009. In 2010 “Cut off my Tongue” was selected by the Sundance Theatre Lab in the first East African Sundance Lab held on Manda Island. In the same year the show received a “Highly Commended” from the Freedom to Create an international arts prize. In May 2012 two performances were held in Uganda.
In October 2013, Sitawa Namwalie premiered her new show of dramatized poetry called, “Silence is a Woman” which was well received. “Silence is a Woman explores the many manifestation of otherness.
Sitawa has worked in the development sector for many years and has worked with the United Nations, IUCN. She currently earns a living working as an international consultant. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Botany and Zoology from the University of Nairobi and a Master of Arts degree in Environment, Society and Technology from Clark University in Massachusetts, USA. Sitawa has achieved excellence in many areas of life, including representing Kenya in tennis and hockey in her youth!
Please remember to RSVP here or on our Facebook page in order to reserve your plate of food, and MPESA KES 1,050 to Roselida (0721 809 858). Your cooperation is an immense help to the organizers.
It will be an inspiring evening with great women ready and willing to share, learn & network!
We look forward to seeing you there.
Nats, Melissa, Katy, Rachel, Roselida and Tanya
YWSE Nairobi Board
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