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Happy Pride Month to all who celebrate! Started the month off by watching a play that followed a man coming into his sexuality in his thirties in a series of shenanigans. I hope it’s off to a good start for you, too. Here’s this year’s Pride reading’s poster - we’ll be reading Rain by Eloghosa Osunde - to sign up, go here.
This week has ended on a national high with Faith Kipyegon’s world record at Florence that was made even more marked for me by a New Yorker article that focused on some recent tragedies featuring Kenyan female runners. For her to return post-baby in a world that penalises women for being parents, for being ambitious, for being great at what they do and have this success is such a joy to witness and, as often happens, it has me being proud to be associated with the country known as Kenya.
Quick news/ things that may be of interest::
Coming soon to the Smithsonian: an exhibition that my dear friend Rosie Olang’ worked on that centres the lives and world of Disabled people.
Help us name our kitten as we raise money for the Kenya Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (KSPCA)
Dracula Daily, which I mentioned in a past entry, continues apace. Jump on if you’re keen
May’s Mengi Mengi Film Club screening was moved to the last Saturday of June so there’s more time to plan to watch the films that were lined up
If writing postcards is something you enjoy, check out this website I found out about via Rachel Syme. I sent my first postcard this week and I’ve already signed up for another. Related: you can send me books, postcards, letters, and assorted gifts via PO Box 102439, Jamia Posta 00101, Nairobi, Kenya
I have finished two books since I last wrote - hybrid reads of Flights by Olga Tokarczuk (translated by Jennifer Croft, narrated by Julia Whelan) and Poverty, by America by Matthew Desmond ()narrated by Dion Graham). I put out a YouTube Short today (you can watch it here). To catch the other videos I’m working on when they’re done, subscribe to the channel if you haven’t yet!
As ever, please write back to me and tell me what books you’re reading or looking forward to reading — it’s always a great time talking about books.
Enjoy the rest of the week and have a lovely time reading. Talk to you soon!