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Kwani Trust and British Council To Host Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists 4 Nairobi Launch

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Kwani Trust and British Council are working with Granta to host a week of literary events in Nairobi between 19-23 June 2013. From a two day workshop for writers to a whole day workshop for regional literary programmers there's a variety of events on offer.

The joint week of literary activity will include a launch of the latest Granta issue, Best of Young British Novelists 4, and visiting writers Nadifa Mohamed and Adam Foulds will read at Daystar University and at a symposium organised by Kwani Trust.

The two writers will tutor at a writing workshop led by Granta’s Deputy Editor Ellah Allfrey and joined by Kwani Trust’s Managing Editor, Billy Kahora, and 15 selected emerging Kenyan writers will join visiting writers from Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Nigeria for the workshop and other literary events.

Granta's publicist Sakia Vogel will also lead a programming, publicity and event workshop for delegates from four countries across the regoin, alongside Kwani's Executive Director Angela Wachuka. Follow our twitter feed for updates, and check back here to see how to join in the Sunday Salon finale!

Both Nadifa and Adam will join Kenyan writers at landmark outdoor venue The Elephant (formerly Kifaru Gardens) for a Sunday Salon finale event. The event will be live streamed so you can join too!  Check back here for how to tune in on Sunday 23 June at 3pm EAT/ 1pm BST or follow @BCLiterature and @Kwanitrust on Twitter.

Throughout 2013, the British Council and Granta are collaborating on an international showcase of contemporary British novelists, which features the twenty writers selected by Granta’s panel of judges. The first international events – including readings and conversation – were announced on 15 April and will be taking place in more than ten countries including Russia, Qatar and India.