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Published: 1 month ago

The #LipaKamaTender Movement

by Dr. Judy Karagania Kenyan doctors have been on strike since 5 December 2016. That is 79 days. This strike has historical parallels to what is considered the longest strike by medical practitioners in 1994 that lasted 105 days. Three thousand doctors were sacked …

Published: 1 year ago

It’s all in Your Mind

This essay is taken from Brainstorm’s second e-book, (In)Sanity: What “Crazy” Looks Like, which is on mental health in Kenya and is available for free. DOWNLOAD IT HERE to read more such essays. by Kevin Rigathi In Kenya, we want the best for the mentally ill. …

Published: 1 year ago

A Madness Foretold

This essay is taken from Brainstorm’s second e-book, (In)Sanity: What “Crazy” Looks Like, which is on mental health in Kenya and is available for free. DOWNLOAD IT HERE to read more such essays. by Awuor Onyango Part 2 Location: Nairobi, Kenya. April 2013 and beyond Dad …

Published: 2 years ago

My Funk

This essay is taken from Brainstorm’s second e-book, (In)Sanity: What “Crazy” Looks Like, which is on mental health in Kenya and is available for free. DOWNLOAD IT HERE to read more such essays. by Maryanne Nderitu The simplicity of my 12 years of age ensures …

Published: 2 years ago

Mollis and the Troubling Attitude Towards Sex in Kenya

Two weeks ago, an audio surfaced on WhatsApp, and later on Soundcloud/Twitter/Facebook of a man named Morris (pronounced Mollis by the woman in the clip due to the influence of mother tongue) having sex with a woman despite her repeated pleas for him to …

Published: 2 years ago

The Unbearably Slippery Nature of Reality

This essay is taken from Brainstorm’s second e-book, (In)Sanity: What “Crazy” Looks Like, which is on mental health in Kenya and is available for free. DOWNLOAD IT HERE to read more such essays. by Aleya Kassam A heart attack is supposed to loudly announce its …

Published: 2 years ago

This is Kenya

This essay is taken from Brainstorm’s third e-book, (In)Sanity, What Crazy Looks Like: Security in Kenya, which is available for free. DOWNLOAD IT HERE to read more such essays. Editor’s note: I’m thinking about what it is to read this essay and think of the several …

Published: 2 years ago

What About Nerea?

“Please listen to Sauti Sol’s latest song Nerea. So done with it.” A close friend sent this message to me on Tuesday morning last week. Later in the evening, I watched the video with yet another friend. We were both irritated, and it has …

Published: 2 years ago

Emails on Depression

I’ve been asked often what depression really feels like. The defiant part of me refuses to answer these questions. To dwell on a violence is sometimes inflicting a violence on the self. To be forced into repeatedly justifying  your humanity can cause you to …

Published: 3 years ago

24 Hours Of The Day

This essay is taken from Brainstorm’s second e-book, (In)Sanity: What “Crazy” Looks Like, which is on mental health in Kenya and is available for free. DOWNLOAD IT HERE to read more such essays. by Anne Moraa This is true – if creatively so, if only emotively …

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