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Published: 1 day ago

My Land, Your Land, Our Land

As far back as our collective memory as a species goes, land has played, and continues to play, an important role as both an economic resource and the basis on which we organize ourselves, be it in ethnic groups, nations, continents and so on. …

Published: 1 week ago

Do Dreams Adult?

What happens to a dream deferred? Langston Hughes Dare to dream -Overused phrase But surely we have one life and we must go after our dreams. anonymous   In many ways we grew up on a steady diet of dreams. Or, at least, on …

Published: 2 weeks ago

A Pound Of Flesh

English literature classes were one of the few things I liked about the Kenyan high school experience. In my year, we studied William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, a play about many things, but central to which was the plot about the Venetian moneylender …

Published: 3 weeks ago

Centering Ourselves

I’d like to begin where we all are. Consider the images of Mark Zuckerberg at Mama Oliech restaurant and how they have travelled. Think of this one in particular. I won’t focus on how his whiteness permeated through how we treated him. We have, …

Published: 4 weeks ago

Back to Basics: The Value of History

by Robert Munuku Often, while growing up in primary school, we challenged each other to name the capital cities of African countries, and it was a thing of pride to be the child who could name the most. There was one boy called Kieven …

Published: 1 month ago

It Continues not to End, Years Later

Ed: A version of this essay was initially published on The New Inquiry. We republish it here to remember. Editors notes will be interspersed in the essay in italics. by Aaron Bady The ICC Witness Project  is an archive of poems written and posted …

Published: 1 month ago

Kenya is Burning

The fight against oppression – in all its manifestations – is especially tricky because the rules of challenging the status quo are set by your oppressor. When fighting racism, sexism, classism and most importantly government, the people who stand to benefit from the maintenance …

Published: 2 months ago

What About the Men?

It feels like somewhere along the creation of metaphors the truth was lost. Which is to say that the truth can be hidden in plain sight. What’s right in front of you may actually be what is happening. Occam, a philisohpist by nature but, …

Published: 2 months ago

From the Roof Down

Only once we place human dignity at the centre as opposed to capital can we fight this disease. Why the World is on Fire Previously, on Brainstorm, Brenda Wambui closed her article with a note on human dignity. To place the idea that hall …

Published: 2 months ago

Why the World is on Fire

“When the rate of return on capital exceeds the rate of growth of output and income, as it did in the nineteenth century and seems quite likely to do again in the twenty-first, capitalism automatically generates arbitrary and unsustainable inequalities that radically undermine the …

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