REVIEW: Too Early for Birds, but just on time | The Arena Kenya #TEFBBadassery

by Tessy Cherono Maritim picture by Japicha I'll be honest- I wasn't planning to go. I had seen promo for Too Early for Birds for weeks on end but thought it was too early in the year to be treating myself to some theatre. It is, after all, Njaanuary, right? But after the show sold out … Continue reading REVIEW: Too Early for Birds, but just on time | The Arena Kenya #TEFBBadassery

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REVIEW: 18 Hours to live? | The Arena Kenya

The cast of 18 Hours at the films' premiere | picture courtesy of KenyaBuzz  by Nyambura Muroki On the  9th of October, 2015, Alex Madaga succumbed to head injuries sustained after a hit and run accident the previous day on his way home from his job as a security worker. His death caused a stir … Continue reading REVIEW: 18 Hours to live? | The Arena Kenya

Celebrating (?) Nairobi’s Public Spaces #PlacemakingWeekNBI | The Arena Kenya

by Tessy Cherono Maritim picture courtesy Me, I love Nairobi. I was born and brought up here. I enjoy Nairobi's public spaces despite how dysfunctional they are. They instill a sense of collective ownership and community in what has increasingly become a privatized society. A Public Space can be defined as "a gathering spot or part … Continue reading Celebrating (?) Nairobi’s Public Spaces #PlacemakingWeekNBI | The Arena Kenya

(Review) An African Icon #SembeneAcrossAfrica | The Arena Kenya

by Bosibori Mainye Source: Black Movies Entertainment My Friday plan was to go for a 6pm movie screening at PAWA 254. The poster read, “The Father of African Cinema: Sembene! Across Africa.”  Going in, I had no idea what to expect. I just knew it was a documentary about an African filmmaker. Joined by a … Continue reading (Review) An African Icon #SembeneAcrossAfrica | The Arena Kenya

All the 2017 #BAKEAwards Winners | The Arena Kenya

by The A-Team Blogging continues to provide people from all over the world with a platform to share their stories and perspectives. With the historic misrepresentation of Africa in the media, blogging has become the channel through which people from across the continent document their realities. Bloggers have become opinion shapers and trend setters. The BAKE (Bloggers … Continue reading All the 2017 #BAKEAwards Winners | The Arena Kenya

(Review) A Gathering of Vaginas: 2017 Vagina Monologues | The Arena Kenya

by Tessy Cherono Maritim Picture courtesy of Pexels.com I had the incredible pleasure of watching, for the second time, The Vagina Monologues, directed by thespian extraordinaire, Mumbi Kaigwa. Vagina Monologues is an award-winning play written by  Eve Ensler. It was first performed in New York in 1996 but has since been staged in theatres across the world. … Continue reading (Review) A Gathering of Vaginas: 2017 Vagina Monologues | The Arena Kenya