Believe in freedom, equality, and the power of writing? Join hundreds of Kenyans at home and in the diaspora next month to celebrate freedom writers Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Micere Githae Mugo.

Ngugi wa Thiong’o and Micere Githae Mugo dedicated their lives to writing and speaking for identity, freedom, justice, and equality. Their poems and books have captivated readers and catalysed social change makers around the world.

June 2024 offers an opportunity to celebrate the power of writing with Kenyans at home and in the United States of America diaspora before an international event in Atlanta, Georgia, organized and live-streamed by the Kenya Diaspora Alliance on 22 June 2024.

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Convene a freedom reading event

Anyone can host a book reading on the freedom writing of Micere Githae Mugo and Ngugi wa Thiong’o between 7-21 June. Universities, schools, social justice centres and community-based resource centres are especially urged to register their interest. All expressions of interest must be received by 24 May 2024

Amnesty International Kenya will give the first ten applicants who complete the application form a shelf of books and materials for their resource centre or library.

Those who are not successful may still be eligible to purchase the books of their choice. East African Education Publishers has graciously offered a large discount on the writers’ books with a discount code for you.

Hurry to register. We will send you the event package shortly after. It will include books, specially designed commemorative stickers and bookmarks, and a small logistical stipend. Amnesty sees this as an opportunity for organisations and activists to self-organise a celebration of Kenyan writers who wrote and spoke that we would be free.