The 2015 Storymoja Festival
Storymoja Festival: 16th - 20th September in Nairobi

The Storymoja Festival started out as a small gathering of 300 people in 2007, and has grown to a vibrant gathering of the greatest minds in Kenya and beyond, celebrating ideas and culture. The festival offerings are dynamic and diverse to cater for all age groups.

Books are brought to life through poetry, storytelling, lively discussions with local and international artists, music, workshops, film and much more. In addition, topical issues such as health, careers, politics, technology, human rights, environment entrepreneurship and youth empowerment are presented in very interactive and stimulating sessions.

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Program Schedule
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00:00 The 2015 Storymoja Festival

Date: 16th to 20th September 2015
Venue: Nairobi Arboretum
Tickets: KES 1000/-
Storymoja Festival: The Festival is modelled around three pillars:

  • Creativity: The festival experience is deliberately designed to stimulate and provoke minds and spark curiosity.
  • Exposure: Both the audiences and artists get an opportunity to interact with diverse cultures, work, ideas and international artists.
  • Collaboration: Synergy amongst diverse local and international creative groups is fostered. Various partners and stakeholders benefit from the networking opportunities presented at the Festival.



To become the greatest international gathering of voices celebrating African stories, creativity and critical thinking.

  • To nurture and grow African reading and writing.
  • To contribute to the growth and the sustainability of the Kenyan reading culture.
  • To provide a platform for engaging, collaborating and showcasing both local and international talent.
Speaker Lineup
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Joyce Mbaya

Joyce Mbaya


Joyce Mbaya-Ikiao is Founder of GIBÉBÉ.
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Dominic Owuor Otiang’a


Dominic Owuor Otiang’a is a freelance writer.
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Brian Banda

Arts Consultant

Brian Banda is an arts consultant.
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Afetsi Awoonor


Afetsi Awoonor is a poet.
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Ogochukwu Promise


Ogochukwu Promise is a Founder and  Director of The Lumina Foundation.
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