Centre for Civil Society and Centre for Creative Arts Seminar: Limits to the freedom of expression?


Presenter: Philo Ikonya

Date:        Tuesday 16 October 2012

Venue:     CCS Seminar Room 602, 6th Floor, MTB Tower, Howard College

Time:        12:30-14:00



‘Freedom of Expression is non-negotiable, paramount and unlimited because spirituality should create and not kill. In the life of what is life and not death there are no stagnant and safe spaces, it is a continuous adventure in which you stand on precipices still looking for freedom. Freedom of Expression is about not being afraid to touch what you do not understand in order to see the other side.’ Philo Ikonya


This seminar explores the role of the literary in its engagement with the freedom of expression.



Philo Ikonya is a Kenyan poet and novelist dedicated to the struggle for human rights in Africa. With a background in literature, linguistics and the philosophy of education she has authored a number of volumes of poems including ‘Out of prison: Love songs and this bread of piece’ and three novels the latest of which is ‘The night bird still sings’.

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