Books and Blogs - When I dare to be Powerful

8:04:00 AM

It is all about reading

Have you looked outside your window, beautiful weather indeed, the type that makes you want to love and be loved,sigh, or maybe thats me and the stress and strain my body is feeling after two back to back of doing Sawa Sawa Festival Workshops and the thought that I have to grace two events before conducting #sitawapoetry this afternoon. A good cup of tea and a lovely book would do good right about now and the whole day if it wont be too much to ask but I take a break from all that awesomeness(happening in my head) to tell you about Books and Blogs (#booksnblogs).

How time flies, 
Wednesday 1st is in a few days time,(someone hit the snooze button, Sitawa wants to rest; but in the name of Emancipation, we soldier on). The book that we will be covering will be Zawadi Nyong’o (@Zawadin)’s  When I dare to be Powerful. The book gives powerful stories on five sex workers here in Kenya and Uganda which will be read by Zawadi, the author and the rest by sex workers activists in the country. I have read the book, I read it last year when I volunteered for Mwili Wangu, Changuo Langu...Dec 17th and I felt the power in it. You can download a copy here

Zawadi is Feminist Social Justice Consultant and a lovely friend, God bless you girl, mwaah. So tell all your people to come through. Wednesday is a public holiday, Madaraka Day so it will be a polite way to wind it down. 

Entrance charges are Ksh 100.
Venue: Dass Ethiopian Restaurant, Woodvale Groove, Westlands.

You can RSVP and invite your Facebook pals on
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Enjoy your weekend and see you on Wednesday.

To be part of future readings contact me Sitawa Wafula (@sitawaf) on, I leave you with the quote from which the books title borrows from "When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid." 
 Audre Lorde

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