On February 15th at 7:30pm, The Nest will host “An Evening with Staceyann Chin” – a book-reading and poetry performance at the Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel.

A proud Jamaican national, Staceyann’s voice was featured on “The Oprah Show,” where she spoke candidly about her experiences of growing up on the island and the dire consequences of her coming out there. Through her work she seeks to question the oppression and the limitations of identity, race, class, sexuality and belonging. In addition to performing in and co-writing the Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, Chin’s work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post and the Guardian.

Staceyann Chin by David Shankbone

Staceyann has toured internationally, held poetry workshops worldwide and performed in London, Denmark, Germany, South Africa – and now, Nairobi.

More Details

VENUE: Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel
DATE: February 15th, 2012
TIME: 7:30pm
TICKETS: Kshs. 1,000 in advance, Kshs. 1,500 at the gate [Advance tickets are available at the NEST (directions here), the BONK shop at the Junction Mall (Ngong Road) and the Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel. Additionally, book tickets by sending Ksh 1,000 per ticket to 0706 050 564, and a booking will be made in your name. Call 020 263 4428 / 0706 050 564 if you need help.].

Hardcover copies of Staceyann’s memoir – “The Other Side of Paradise” – are available at the NEST, and will be on sale during the event at Kshs. 1,800.

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