Katie Kheriji-Watts

Ogutu Muraya : “Absence as protest”

Ogutu Muraya : “Absence as protest”

In this episode, host Katie Kheriji-Watts speaks with Ogutu Muraya, a Nairobi-based writer and a theatre maker whose artistic work focuses on orature and the politics of memory. They talk about internal and external mobility, the challenges of maintaining mental wellness during the creative process, epistemicide as an (often) unacknowledged legacy of colonial history, and why he decided to stop participating in the European Union’s “undeniably discriminatory visa system.” This episode was commissioned by the National Arts Festival in South Africa and produced with support from the French Institute of South Africamentioned in this episode : the National Arts Festival in South Africa the Kenyan literary organisation Kwani? Ogutu’s writings about his experiences in Europe : "How do you observe a stone that is about to strike you ?" "I am multitudes"Ogutu’s performance “Fractured Memory” Points of Entry can be found online at  pointsofentry.cominstagram.com/pointsofentryspecial thanks: Rucera SeethalIf you enjoyed this episode, would you please consider subscribing, rating, or leaving a review ? It takes less than one minute and it really makes a difference for independent productions like this one. Thanks ! 

Duration: 44 min

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