Young people with exceptional stories

lynewordsmith

In the past few days, I have been telling stories.
Stories of people who have done exceptionally well, and for some reason, stories of exceptional people in art.
Kenyan art has been growing beyond leaps and bounds in the last few weeks.
First it was the awarding of two students in the 2014 Zanzibar International Film Festival.
Kevin Njue and Bill Jones, both 22 year old and film students at Kenyatta University entered their short film ‘Sticking Ribbons’ for the prestigious award.
To their surprise, they got a nomination in the East African Talent Award category, in their wildest imaginations; this could only go closer to being a dream.
The duo had to literally struggle to attend the awards in Zanzibar, imagine travelling by road for two days to attend Ziff-not even sure of a win and fare back to Nairobi.
On arrival the duo who were accompanied by the…

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