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Published: 2 days ago

To Africanize, Decolonize Or Both?

This conversation on what it means to be African has been happening since the days of the independence struggles in many African countries, and has been a major part of African post-colonial discourse. The conversation has mostly focused on knowledge, since knowledge is the …

Published: 1 week ago

Reading Migritude

“It began as a teardrop in Babylon” How Ambi Became Paisley, Migritude, Shailja Patel. Dagoretti corner was the great corner. Tenwek is so named because it took ten weeks to walk there. We know these stories. We have told them to each other many …

Published: 2 weeks ago

Choosing Ourselves

by Brenda Wakiagi In the year 1989, American professor and civil rights advocate, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw coined the term intersectionality. Intersectionality has since grown to take center-stage in feminist discourse, laying focus on the fact that the fight to rid the world of structural forms of oppression cannot …

Published: 3 weeks ago

The Rise and Rise of Nationalism

Depending on your school of thought, you may believe that globalization has its roots in the modern era due to international commodity trade, which experienced an uptick in the 1750s. Or, like Adam Smith, you may attach huge significance to Vasco Da Gama’s and …

Published: 4 weeks ago

Open Letter to an African Writer

Dear Friend, I know this letter may come as a surprise to you. And I do not blame you. I have been largely absent. However, I think that I need to talk to you about this thing you call identity, with particular respect to …

Published: 1 month ago

Dear Uhuru Kenyatta

I hope this finds you in good health. It has been a while since I addressed you directly, but I have been busy with work, and life, you know how these things are. I saw you in the news recently, looking visibly frustrated and …

Published: 1 month ago

Free Speech vs Hate Speech

by Dr. Sakulen A. Hargura “In a free state, tongues too should be free.” Erasmus Freedom of speech is a fundamental and an inalienable part of all constitutions penned in post-agrarian revolution era. So ingrained is the concept of free speech that to violate …

Published: 2 months ago

Commune Again

It’s difficult to be angered anew by the world every day. It’s not that there is nothing that is happening to generate anger. Rather, it’s more that there are things happening constantly. Thus, constantly triggered, we find ourselves in a cycle of rage that …

Published: 2 months ago

The Northern Collector Tunnel

For lovers of drama, Kenya’s politics never seem to disappoint, and yesterday was no different. On 10th October 2016, Raila Odinga, Kenya’s former Prime Minister, held a press conference to reveal the details of a project he says the current government has been hiding …

Published: 2 months ago

A Question on Community

There is community everywhere. You have your social media community, work community, school community et cetera. And these communal areas have certain codes. Some rules are spoken, most are unspoken but generally people know what to do (which is, needless to say, also organized …

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