Kanga Exhibition and Sharing
Saturday 1 July
15.30 – 17.00, Free
With Ndinda Kioko, Wanjeri Gakuru and Chris Spring.
The kanga is a textile found in the Great Lakes region of Africa. It is a colourful garment worn mostly by women that often features a proverb or a message written in Swahili along the edge. In this workshop we learn about the fascinating history of the textile over centuries of trade and movement of people throughout East Africa and the Indian Ocean. On display will be kanga from Zanzibar with accompanying interpretations of their meanings. Followed by an interactive workshop where you can write your own proverbs in Swahili and English. If you have a kanga at home, bring it along to share and discuss!
In partnership with CDI and Jalada Africa. With thanks and credit to Amanda Leigh Lichtenstein.
This event is free and open to all and will take place in the British Library Learning Centre, Lower Ground Floor of the Main Library Building.