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KPF 2016 PHOTOS
Photo credit: Sofia Ericksson (Norway)
Jennifer Karmin (USA)- A Visit to the Kisii University Literature Class
KPF 2016-A Visit to Genesis Preparatory School
KPF 2016-Kenyan Poet, Tony Mochama reading his poetry at Lake Victoria
KPF 2016-participating poets
KPF 2016-Reading poetry at the shores of Lake Victoria
Okemwa (KPF Director), Damiana (Wife) & Prof. Michelson (USA)
Photo Credit: Susanna Sacks (Northwestern University, USA)
Erling Kitteklsen (Norway), Dr. Esther Mbithi (Kenyatta University), Prof. Opal Adisa Palmer (USA), Godspower Oboido (Nigeria)
Prof. Opal Adisa (Jamaica) with Kenyatta University Students
Rosemarie Wilson & Kenyatta University Literature Students
Kistrech Poetry Festival in Kenya 2014 took place on Wednesday 30th July to Monday 4th August 2014. The venue was at Dados Hotel, Kisii County.
We had the following guest poets: Althea Romeo-Mark (Switzerland), Laus Strandby Nielsen (Denmark), Erling Kittelsen (Norway), Jenny Maria Tunedal (Sweden), Obediah Michael Smith (The Bahamas), Tendai Maduwa (Zimbabwe), Godspower Oboido (Nigeria), Prof. Animasaun Kayode (Nigeria), Amos Nyongesa Tabalia (Kenya), Mariam Mpaata Melloney (Uganda), Dr. Evans Gesure Mecha (Kenya), Sarah Achieng Ooro (Kenya), Aggrey Omboki Monayo (Kenya), Josephat Ndege Mauti (Kenya), Agnes Nyamoita Nyambane (Kenya), Constany Mose Oteki (Kenya) and Obino Nyambane (Kenya). Students poets from Kisii University and upcoming poets from around the country joined the festival.
The poets read their poetry, as well as presented papers on the theme “Poetry & Song”.
KPF 2013-Prof. Sukrita Paul Kumar & Prof. Malashri Lal (Delhi University, India) present a gift to the Festival director, Christopher Okermwa
Professor Malashri Lal and Professsor Sukrita Paul Kumar (Delhi University) visits the village
The poets go wild! Prof. Lauri Garcia (Mexico) & Prof. Sukrita Kumar (India) are caught up in a wild ecstasy of African oral poetry
This is how we dance! Prof. Sukrita follows the states of the local dances during a a visit to the village