While in Nairobi recently, we had the pleasure of debuting our authors first joint performance. [Un]Spoken was a dramatic reading and poetry performance by Philippa Namutebi Kabali-Kagwa and Peter Kagayi exploring the elements of fear and anger in relation to Ugandan politics and what role these emotions played back in the days of Idi Amin and Obote, when Philippa grew up, and in the current regime, the only regime that Kagayi knows. You can read a prelude to the performance here.
Their peformance was, as expected, absolutely brilliant! The audience was captivated by their diverse performing styles and at the end of the show we engaged in a thirty minute discussion on the issues highlighted, moderated by James Murua. We’ve put together a few of the photos we took so that our entire Sooo Many Stories family can experince a little of the magic with us.
A huge thank you to all the Ugandans that came out and showed us love, Philippa’s friends that brought a joy you could physically feel and all the artists and appreciators of art in the audience. This wouldn’t have been possible without the talent that is Philippa and Peter and for them we could not be more grateful. Welcome to the family, our new Nairobi Storylovers! Until next time.
Great idea, getting two authors from the different periods of our history (when they cut their teeth, or came of age) to comment on current issues. Keep up the good work of such novel ideas and making them happen.
If a picture says a thousand words then these pictures say gazillion words.
This was dope, I can’t wait for the next one.
I was ecstatic to meet with the Soo many stories team.
Made us so happy to see you in the audience. Thank you!