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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Heinrich Boell's 30th commemoration in Nairobi

Heinrich Boll regional director Katrin Seidel with Nanjala Nyabola.
Heinrich Boll regional director Katrin Seidel with Nanjala Nyabola.

Heinrich Boell was one of Germany's post war novelists and the 1972 Nobel Prize Winner.

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of his death, the Heinrich Boell Foundation in Nairobi held a literary forum at Kuona Trust on Thursday evening. Titled, Boell Thirty Years On: The role of the writer in public life," the discussion looked at the life and times of the author as related to the current situation in Kenya and was moderated by Africa Knows.com founder, Dr Sheila Ochugboju.

On the panel were celebrated novelist Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor and Technical University of Kenya's Centre for Creative and Cultural Industries director Dr Garnett Oluoch-Olunya. Also in attendance were Heinrich Boell's Foundation regional director Katrin Seidel, author Parseleo Kantai and Dr Tom Odhiambo.


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