Women’s Anthology Launches in Nairobi

Fresh Paint II is the second anthology of poems and short stories by Kenyan women done in a partnership between Goethe-Institut Kenya and AMKA. The anthology includes the writing of The Star’s Nduta Waweru and Linda Musita as well as Maimouna Jallow, Consolata Mutua and Gloria Mwaniga.

The anthology was launched with an event at the Goethe Institut in Nairobi on Thursday evening. The event included a panel discussing the work of the writers that included Star columnist Khainga O’Okwemba, Nation columnist and novelist Zukiswa Wanner and Dr Mary Kinyanjui moderated by Phyllis Muthoni.

In attendance were Nyeri women representative Priscillah Nyokabi who was the guest of hour and University of Nairobi’s Dr Tom Odhiambo. They were hosted by the team at the Goethe led by director Dr Nina Wichmann.