#TEDxNairobi 2012: A Recap

Dubbed 'Stories by the Campfire', the third edition of TEDxNairobi celebrated the raconteur by challenging some of the nation’s best orators on the theme of reviving the long lost art of conversation. Below are some highlights:


  1. The event began with a showcasing of Chris Abani's inspiring  TED Talk on Telling stories of our shared humanity.   It's "ubuntu," he says: the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me. 
  2. Some highlights(and a link to the talk below):
  3. Chris Abani: Telling stories of our shared humanity
  4. First speaker was Ngwatilo Mawiyoo, poet and performing artist, who explained her This Kenyan Life project in which she's to spend 200 days with 20 diverse rural Kenyan families' and what inspired/motivates her to keep at it.
  5. She was then followed by film maker/storyteller Wanuri Kahiu with a talk entitled Afrofuturism and the African. (More on Afrofuturism here.)
  6. You can check out Pumzi's Trailer here.