Kenyan musician and activist Juliani is expected to perform at the Macondo Literary which begins on September 15 to 17 at the Kenya National Theatre.

This year’s theme, dubbed “Disrupting Home”, which hopes to ignite wide-ranging conversations and inspire audiences to reimagine the many meanings of “home” and the understanding of our histories to forge self-determined futures, aligns with Juliani’s own aim of “transform people & communities through the power of art.”

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Juliani is expected to perform on Sunday, September 17 at the main auditorium as a way of bringing the festival’s activities to a close.

The lyrically conscious rapper is well-known for his top hit “Utawala” which, at the time of its debut, aimed a spotlight at the corruption plaguing Kenya.

In the meantime, Juliani has been working on new music, including new single “Total Man” expected to drop on September 19. He will also host an event called the Juliani Sessions on September 22 from 5 PM to 9 PM.

Prior to his performance, the festival will be packed with a myriad of authors and writers from across the continent who will be sharing their experiences and offering guidance on what it means to write about Africa. These include names such as Aminatta Forna, Leila Aboulela, Hemley Boum, Youssef Fadel, Ketty Nivyabandi, Kalaf Epalanga, Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Masande Ntshanga, Kossi Komla-Ebri, and Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor.

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