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Library Tours

Time: 10:00 AM

Experience NBOLitfest with an immersion tour of McMillan Memorial Library and it’s two branches. The tours will run throughout the festival, so book a spot and get to learn about these libraries’ history and all sorts of possible futures.

Welcome to #NBOLitfest

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join Book Bunk’s founders Wanjiru Koinange and Angela Wachuka for an overview of NBO Litfest, the inspo behind this first edition, and how it is informed by our work restoring #NRBLibraries

In Conversation

The Eternal Audience of One: Rémy Ngamije and Troy Onyango

Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us for a conversation between writers and editors Rémy Ngamije and Troy Onyango, both shortlisted for the 2021 AKO Caine Prize. They discuss their writing journeys and the literary platforms they have established; Doek! and Lolwe, respectively. What has it meant for Rémy and Troy to publish each other’s work in new literary platforms established by both of them? We journey through Windhoek, Nairobi, Kigali and Cape Town with The High Lords of Empireland and their nuances, strangeness, quirks, beauty and everydayness as featured in Rémy’s debut novel, The Eternal Audience Of One. Troy Onyango explores the place of being and belonging as depicted in his Caine Prize-shortlisted story, This Little Light of Mine.

In Conversation

Namina Forna with Ellah Wakatama

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

GOALS: How I do it! In this conversation, Namina speaks with Ellah about her journey becoming a young adult author and screenwriter, and publishing her first novel, “The Gilded Ones”. Grab a coffee or cocktail and join us for this inspiring conversation!