Sunday, November 20, 2016

ALEXANDER NDERITU PHOTOS


  
Alexander Nderitu - Author, poet, playwright

Alexander Nderitu speaking at USIU-Africa University
 
Alexander Nderitu (left) with WorldReader CEO David Risher

AUTHORS 'R' US: Novelist Yvonne Owuor and Alexander Nderitu

 
E-kitabu founder Will Clurman and Alexander Nderitu
 
 Alexander Nderitu performing poetry at The Thai Place resturant


Alexander Nderitu at a Pitch-a-Dream bookswap event


Alexander Nderitu speaking at ROFFEKE rock festival


Alexander Nderitu holding a copy of 'The Moon is Made of Green Cheese'

Alexander Nderitu 

Alexander Nderitu - artist about town


Alexander Nderitu at Mageuzi Theatre

 Alexander Nderitu at a book launch


 Alexander Nderitu speaking at USIU-Africa University

 Alexander Nderitu speaking at USIU-Africa University

 Novelist Moraa Gitaa and Alexander Nderitu

 Alexander Nderitu at a Kwani Sunday Salon

 lexander Nderitu at a Kwani Sunday Salon

 Alexander Nderitu

 Alexander Nderitu at the annual Jigger Staircase Relay
Alexander Nderitu at Dayster Creatives, Daystar University

 Alexander Nderitu at a book launch

 Alexander Nderitu at a book launch

 A high-schol kid shows Alexander Nderitu his mastery of e-readers

 Alexander Nderitu - born to write, forced to work!

 Alexander Nderitu at CCL event

Alexander Nderitu at CCL event

SCRIBBLING RIVALRY: Poet Caroline Nderitu and novelist Alexander Nderitu

 Poet Caroline Nderitu and novelist Alexander Nderitu

 Alexander Nderitu speaking at USIU-Africa University

 Alexander Nderitu AMKA interview at Goethe Library

 Alexander Nderitu AMKA interview at Goethe Library

 Alexander Nderitu AMKA interview at Goethe Library

 Alexander Nderitu AMKA interview at Goethe Library


 Muthoni Muhunyo of Worldreader, Will Clurman of E-kitabu and Kenyan e-book pioneer Alexander Nderitu

 Somali poet Sahro Ahmed and Alexander Nderitu at StoryMoja Lit Fest


 Alexander Nderitu teaching poetry to young schoolchildren at StoryMoja Lit Fest



 Alexander Nderitu AMKA interview at Goethe Library

 Alexander Nderitu AMKA interview at Goethe Library

Author Joe Khamisi and Alexander Nderitu

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Guerrilla Marketing for Artistes (workshop)

'Artists often have a hard time getting their art work out there and appreciated. And it's not because it's not good work. It could be amazing work. But it's because you don't have the marketing or communication skills to let people know what you are doing.' - Evan Carmicheal, entrepreneurial advisor, on 'How to Promote Your Book Without Spending Money'

'The fact is, if there wasn't marketing, the world wouldn't go around...It's the marketing first, and then being good at what you do.' - Marshall Wayne, film maker, on 'Garth Brooks and James Patterson Used Marketing to Become Famous'


'Guerilla Marketing for Artistes' is one-day workshop designed to give artistes the power to amplify and control their market appeal, whether they seek such appeal for commercial reasons or private goals.
Good for: Writers (of any genre), musicians, thespians, professional marketers, PR practioners, other artists
Venue: 7th Flr, Norwich Union Towers, Nairobi City (CBD)
Limited places available: 25 pax
Cost: Kshs 1000/=
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Enquiries: http://www.alexandernderitu.com

In this workshop, you will learn about:
• Marketing Basics
• Frontal Assault - The News Release
• Artistes in Marketing - Tales From the Battlefield
• Network Marketing – Forging Strategic Alliances!
• Branding
• E-mail Marketing - The Stealth Weapon!
• ‘NicheCraft’
• Publicity vs Advertising
• Content Marketing
• Navigating the Modern Technological Terrain
....Among other tactics
PLUS: A CD containing:
• J. Conrad Levinson’s ‘200 Marketing Weapons’
• Selected videos on marketing and writing
• 'CHANGING KENYA'S LITERARY LANDSCAPE (2012 Onwards)': A highly acclaimed research e-paper to give you the intelligence information you need before storming the entertainment scene!

Full details: www.alexandernderitu.com/artistes.html


 

Monday, July 25, 2016

First Chinese-to-Kiswahili Poetry Book Launched




By Alexander Nderitu (www.AlexanderNderitu.com)

Twaweza Communications, in partnership with Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press, have produced the first poetry book to be translated from a Chinese dialect into Kenya's national language, Kiswahili. The verses were written by renowned Chinese poet Jidi Majia and translated into Kiswahili by Kenyan writer Philo Ikonya (from an English version). The 128-page book, entitled 'Maneno Ya Moto Ya China', was launched on 22nd July 2016, at the Confucius Institute in the University of Nairobi. Those in attendance included Prof. Kimani Njogu, Prof. Kithaka wa Mberia, cultural analyst Dr. Nyairo and Prof. Jane Mutiga.

Some remarks:

Prof. Kithaka Wa Mberia (poet, playright, UoN linguistics lecturer): 'Many influential works have come to us through translation - Neruda (Spanish), Pushkin (Russian). Nyerere brought Shakespeare to us...When we understand other cultures, we minimize suspicion and misconceptions...We should not just translate literature from the big powers. Hopefully, some Kikuyu, Pokomo, Kiswahili poetry will also be read in Beijing or Berlin or elsewhere because someone translated them.'

Prof. Njogu (Twaweza Communications): 'Every dissertation written by a Korean is translated at the expense of the Korean gov't...We need a National Book Translation Fund...and a National Book Policy.'

There have been a few other Sino-Swahili translations (eg. Chairman Mao's 'Little Red Book') but 'Maneno Ya Moto Ya China' is believed to be the first such translation of a creative work.

Assorted images from the book launch:
  

 Alexander Nderitu at the Confucius Institute: