USIU-Africa Library and Department of Languages and Literature hold Storytelling Night as part of USIU-Africa@50 celebrations
Students perform onstage during the Story Night. The event was organized as a platform to showcase the diverse talents across the University.PHOTO: Courtesy
By Charles Wanjala
The Library in collaboration with the department of Languages & Literature held a Storytelling, Poetry & Dance Night as part of the USIU-Africa@50 celebrations. In the spirit of ‘having fun while learning’, the event themed ‘Living the Arts’ provided a stage for students, staff and faculty to share their written poetry or read some of their favorite poems, perform original/adaptations of songs and dances or tell stories on their personal experiences, real life, folk tales or fiction. With USIU-Africa being a multicultural and intellectual community thriving through the exchange and sharing of experience and mutual support, this event arguably provided the most cohesive of platforms for liberal minds to converge and enjoy an evening of performing arts.
The Vice Chancellor highlighted the importance of giving artists in the USIU-Africa community a platform on which they could nurture and harness their talents. This was reiterated by the University Librarian, Dr. Sylvia Ogola, who stated the library’s decision to display students’ art at the information center was a way of promoting talent, increasing their visibility and being cognizant of the creative talents that would otherwise go unnoticed.
The Night, which was well attended by students, staff and faculty alike, had acts like The Sax Appeal Jazz band, Wangari ‘The Story Teller’ and other performers from USIU-Africa taking the stage to showcase their talents.