Second Julius Nyerere Intellectual Festival 12th -15th April 2010 at the University of Dar Es Salaam

After  a well deserved break in which time I went through one of the rights of passage, I am back.

I received an invitation from Prof. Issa Shivji – the Mwalimu Nyerere University Professor of Pan-African Studies  for the 2nd Julius Nyerere Intellectual Festival which started today 12th April till the 15th at the University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania.
I am now in Tanzania for the festival enjoying the company of various Academicians and intellectuals from all over Africa.
It is an honor to get a performance invitation;  I will be performing 1 or 2 of my poems tomorrow, Tues 13th in the afternoon.
On the first day, I have sighted various Kenyans who are attending the Festival; the Awaaz Magazine directors who also organise the Samosa Festival, Gacheke Gachihi an MP of Bunge la Mwananchi and Gado the cartoonist.
Ms.Samia Nkrumah the daughter of Kwame Nkrumah is the festivals Chief Guest.

Udadisi  and Wavuti have given the Festival itinerary in their respective blogs. Follow me on Twitter for real time updates(when the net allows) on the Festival.

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