On February 15th at 7:30pm, we will host “An Evening with Staceyann Chin” – a book-reading and poetry performance at the Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel here in Nairobi.
A proud Jamaican national, Staceyann’s voice was featured on “The Oprah Show,” where she spoke candidly about her experiences of growing up on the island and the dire consequences of her coming out there. Through her work she seeks to question the oppression and the limitations of identity, race, class, sexuality and belonging. In addition to performing in and co-writing the Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, Chin’s work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Guardian.
Staceyann has toured internationally, held poetry workshops worldwide and performed in London, Denmark, Germany, South Africa – and now, Nairobi.
Here’s one of our favorite videos of her performances at the 2009 Campus Progress National Conference:
TICKETS: Kshs. 1,000
GATE TICKETS: Kshs. 1,500
Buying tickets via M-Pesa? Send Kshs 1,000 per ticket to 0706 050 564 and we’ll make a booking with your name and phone number. Advance tickets will be available from Thursday 31st at the NEST (directions here: http://www.becauseartislife.org/visit-the-nest/) and the BONK shop at the Junction Mall (Ngong Road). Call 020-263-4427 for more information.
Hardcover copies of Staceyann’s memoir – “The Other Side of Paradise” – are available at the NEST, and will be on sale during the event at Kshs. 1,800.
We hope to see you there!