We are pleased to announce the selected participants for the Ituĩka Writing and Translation Workshop. First of its kind, this workshop is devoted to writing in multiple African languages. It will run from 11th to 13th November 2021 in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. It will be the genesis of developing a Multilingual Anthology of Stories in Kenyan languages. To facilitate global readership, all accepted works will be translated into Kiswahili and English and the final multilingual anthology will be published both in print and digital formats.
The workshop will be facilitated by Kimani wa Njogu and Jane Obuchi. Guest appearances will be by renowned authors, scholars, and practitioners who have made major contributions in African Literature in African languages including Henry Chakava and Madhu Krishnan. This will provide the applicants with an opportunity to make themselves visible in their languages as well as to shake up the marginalization view of Kenyan languages, in both theory and practice.
Of the 48 submissions we received in various Kenyan Languages, 17 of them qualified for participation in the Ituika Writing and Translation Workshop. The 17 participants selected to participate in the workshop are:
|2||Doreen karimi Nyaga||Kiembu|
|3||Paul Nganga Mutua||Kiikamba|
|5||Kapante Ole Reyia||Maa|
|7||Peter Kuria Mburu||Gikuyu|
|8||Ajiambo Nafwa.||Wanga (Luhya)|
|10||Naomi Ndumba Kimonye||Meru|
|11||Beverlyne Asiko Ambuyo||Luloogoli.|
|13||Jack E. Odongo Ogembo||Dholuo|
|14||John Titi Namai||Luhya|
|15||Bonface Isaboke Nyamweya||Ekegusii|
|16||Maina wa Mutonya||Gikuyu|
|17||Georginah Nyatichi Makini||Ekegusii|
Congratulations to these selected participants.
We continue to celebrate and thank all those who applied for the workshop, for all that they do to promote African Literature in African languages.