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Published: 4 days 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: 2 weeks 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: 3 weeks 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: 4 weeks 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: 1 month 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 …

Published: 1 month ago

The Silent Forgotten

by Gragory Nyauchi On June 23rd 2016 Josephat Mwenda left a courtroom in Mavoko. He had been in court defending himself against criminal charges . He was with his lawyer Willie Kimani, who dealt in human rights cases. There was a concurrent case, a …

Published: 2 months ago

Even in the Churches

by Aisha I do not want to write this. I do not want to open myself to criticism, my church to criticism; I am, thankfully, not worried about my God – He can take care of himself. I do not want to write this …

Published: 2 months ago

Notes from the Shadows

People can only see you as you appear to be. Which, if you think about it, is not really their fault. And you, as a person, can only see people as they appear to be. The outside will always be a projection. So we …

Published: 2 months ago

The Dangers of Speech

In the aftermath of the 2007 general election that ended in violence and the death of over 1,000 Kenyans, we decided “never again” and set up the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), to promote ethnic harmony and investigate complaints of ethnic or racial …

Published: 2 months ago

(Class)Room For All

Ed: This essay is part of a series of essays on education policy in the country. Read part one and part two. by Nyambura Mutanyi We have made some progress in making education available to all Kenyan children. In the years since Free Primary Education was …

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