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Event: Billy Kahora in conversation with Nikesh Shukla, University of Bristol, 22 October 2015

October 19, 2015


Join us for an exciting evening with Billy Kahora, award-winning author, screenwriter and publisher, as he speaks in conversation with acclaimed Bristol-based writer Nikesh Shukla. Billy is the author of The True Story Of David Munyakei and wrote the screenplay for Soul Boy and Nairobi Half Life. His short fiction has been shortlisted for the Caine Prize and appeared in Chimurenga, McSweeney’s, Granta Online, Internazionale and Vanity Fair. He is the Managing Editor of Kwani Trust and Contributing Editor to Chimurenga’s The Chronic, two of Africa’s most significant independent publishers.

Nikesh Shukla (c) Chris LawsonBilly will read an extract from his short fiction that explores histories and representations of ‘terror’ and insecurity in Kenya. This reading will be followed by a discussion about work in progress on a new issue of the flagship Kwani? journal engaging with the Kenyan coast, Billy’s work as a writer for print and screen, and his role as a key figure in contemporary African publishing.

This event is free and open to the public.