Ogutu Muraya: On Thin Ice

Ogutu Muraya is a writer, theater maker and spoken word artist. Since he moved from Nairobi to Amsterdam in 2014, he has been using diary writing as an opportunity to locate himself in this foreign environment. His life in the Netherlands is reflected in his records as an amalgam of paradoxical experiences: “beautiful, complex and painful”. Over the years, a personal archive has grown that documents the challenges of his personal diaspora experience. A reading from Muraya’s memoir.

By Ogutu Muraya
With Quinsy Gario

After having experienced ON THIN ICE, written by Ogutu Muraya and performed by Quinsy Gario, the two artists meet with Martine Dennewald, former Artistic Director of Festival Theaterformen in Hannover/Braunschweig. While being in Hannover, Nairobi and Montreal they meet in the digital world and talk about Muraya’s work on diasporic experience in ON THIN ICE. The audience is invited to ask questions at the end of the talk.

This reading will be in English spoken language.

This event will be a livestream and will be available until 29th May 2021.
The artist talk will take place via Zoom at 22:30, 22.05. No registration necessary.


22. May 2021


21:30 - 22:30