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  • Kenya @ 50
    Kenya @ 50 In Salman Rushdie's 'Midnight's Children', its protagonist/narrator Saleem Sinai tumbled into this world at the turn of 14/15 August 1947, the freedom-at-midnight moment of India's independence, immortalised in Nehru's 'tryst with destiny' speech. That linkage encapsulated the experience of the…
    Written on Friday, 12 September 2014 06:16 Be the first to comment!
  • SO LONG TOGETHER
    To celebrate anniversaries of significant events is almost invariably to turn to memory and nostalgia. Kenya's celebration of fifty years as a nation independent from colonial rule gives me sufficient reason to reflect upon my relationship with its South Asian…
    Written on Friday, 12 September 2014 06:46 Be the first to comment!
  • Discourses by Kenyans over the past 50 years and the Challenge of Nationhood
    A few weeks ago I attended a conference on 'Nation Building in East Africa'. One of the speakers at the conference compared nation building in two pairs of countries; each pair comprising a country from East Africa and West Africa.…
    Written on Friday, 12 September 2014 06:56 Be the first to comment!
  • Interpreting Kenya’s Transformative Constitution
    Interpreting Kenya’s Transformative Constitution Transformative Constitution The Katiba Institute, the British Institute for Eastern Africa, the Judicial Training Institute and the Kenya Human Rights Commission held an international conference on interpreting and shaping a transformative constitution from 9- 11 June 2014. The conference brought…
    Written on Friday, 12 September 2014 07:06 Be the first to comment!
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  • Rise Oh Phoenix (Acrylic on canvas)
    The artist is the director of a company that focuses on skills development. She comes from a family that played an integral role in the history of Kenya, especially during the Emergency Period. This is her story: "We lived with…
    Written on Friday, 12 September 2014 11:25 Be the first to comment!
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  • ADHU AWITI 1939-2014
    On 16 July, 2014, former Karachuonyo MP, Dr Adhu Awiti, passed on at the age of 75, after a prolonged battle with cancer while undergoing treatment at Avenue Hospital in Kisumu. He served as a Minister for Planning between 2001…
    Written on Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:49 Be the first to comment!
  • NADINE GORDIMER 1923-2014
    Nadine Gordimer was born in the small gold mining town of Springs, South Africa. Her parents, both Jewish immigrants, raised her in a largely secular environment, and educated her largely in Catholic girls schools. The brutal reality of the apartheid…
    Written on Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:56 Be the first to comment!
  • Nathan Shamuyarira - Zimbabwean of global stature
    Nathan Shamuyarira was a man who dedicated his life to the emancipation and unity of both his native Zimbabwe and the African continent. In various capacities – as activist, politician, academic and professional – he consistently served with his characteristic…
    Written on Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:02 Be the first to comment!
  • Norman Girvan: The passing of a true Caribbean patriot
    The Caribbean has lost a fighter and believer in social justice, one who knew that another world is not only necessary but possible! The working people and poor have lost a true friend!The Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) mourns the…
    Written on Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:07 Be the first to comment!
  • Prof. Robert G Gregory 1924-2014
    Robert Gregory, Professor Emeritus at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, passed away on Thursday July 31, 2014 in the USA. I feel a personal loss, both of himself as an individual and of a remarkable historian.Dr Gregory was raised…
    Written on Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:19 Be the first to comment!

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  • The World Before Her
    The World Before Her Between Liberalization and Fundamentalism: India’s Two Faces: 'I hate [Mahatma] Gandhi;…
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