amu nnadi and Remi Raji headline @BNPoetryAward #Babishai2015 Festival [Kampala]

Our partner, Kampala-based Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation, has just released the programme for the 2015 Babishai Festival [August 26th to 28th] at which the $1000 BN Poetry Award will be awarded. Parresia COO Richard Ali sits on the Board and is a Judge for 2015. The BN Poetry Award is the only African poetry prize open to all Africans.

amu nnadi’s through the window of a castle was published by Origami Books in 2013 and won both the 2014 Association of Nigerian Authors Prize for Poetry and the Glenna Luschei Prize. Remi Raji, pen name of Professor Remi Raji-Oyelade, is the Dean of Arts, University of Ibadan, and President of the Association of Nigerian Authors. 

Both writers will be facilitating Poetry Masterclasses.
– Parresia.

 

Official Festival Poster
 
THE BABISHAI POETRY FESTIVAL, AUGUST 26 TO 28 2015 at THE UGANDA MUSEUM  

WEDNESDAY 26 AUGUST 2015

9:00am-9:30am Batalo East Dance Breakfast

9:30am -11:00am Empowering vulnerable artists through The Poetry of Dance, Olga Walusimbi of Dance Sphere Studios

9:30am -11:00am Restoring Histories and Herstories with Cross Cultural Foundation-UG

11:30am-1:00pm From the page to the stage – Charles Mulekwa, Playwright & Educator

2:00pm-3:00pm Branding with Babishai, Book-signing, Meet and Greet the authors

3:00pm -5:00pm Kagayi Peter, Uganda’s grand spoken word poet, meets students

3:00-5:00pm Risks and opportunities of political poetry: John Stewart (Zimbabwe)

8:00pm Poetry-in-session with Fatuma’s Voice at Dancing Cup, Bugolobi

THURSDAY 27 AUGUST 2015

9:30am -11:00am MASTER-CLASS with Professor Aderemi Raji-Oyelade (Nigeria)

9:30am-11:00am MASTER-CLASS with Chijioke Amu-Nnadi (Nigeria)

11:30am-1:00pm From the page to the stage at The Uganda Museum with Ife Piankhi (Global
Citizen) and Checkmate Mido (Kenya) 

2:00pm-3:00pm Branding with Babishai, Book-signing, Meet and Greet the authors

3:00pm -5:00pm Femrite, Black Poet & Checkmate Mido meet students

3:00pm-5:00pm MASTER-CLASS on blogging poetry by Fatuma’s voice and Magunga Williams

6:00pm Launch of Boda Boda Anthem & Other Poems: at Goethe –Zentrum Kampala

FRIDAY 28 AUGUST 2015

9:30am -10:30am #Babishai Poetricks adult challenge

9:30am-10:30am When the earth weeps, art also weeps, by Sara Kaweesa (Arocha Uganda)

11:00am -12:30pm Launching poetry on the mountain with Pearl Hoareau, Uganda Travel Bureau

2:00pm-3:00pm Branding with Babishai, Book-signing, Meet and Greet the authors

2:00pm-3:30pm ”Promotion and Revolution: Making Poetry a more Enjoyable Genre’ with Adelaja Ridwan Olayiwola (Nigeria)

3:30pm to 5:00pm Martha Byoga in conversation with 2015 poets and past BN Poetry winners

6:00pm Grand award-giving ceremony of the 2015 BN Poetry winner-Museum Hall

   

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