Cover Story: Kachumbari the Language of Cultures

South Asians and their Languages in Eastern Africa

South Asians and their Languages in Eastern Africa

Proceedings of the Workshop on Language Planning and Language Policies, 4-6 March 2008, Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL), Mysore, India. Abstract South Asians and their descendants, gene...

What ‘Sheng’ means to us

What ‘Sheng’ means to us

KiSwahili is a well-developed Bantu language of the WaSwahili people who reside along the East African coast. It is now the national language of Kenya and Tanzania and is spoken widely in the East and...

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Culture Shock

Culture Shock

Consider this headline in the MailOnline of 13 November 2015: `Samantha Cameron looks radiant in a stunning scarlet sari as she joins her husband for the Indian PM's rally at a packed Wembley Stadium`.  She of course is the wife of the current British Prime Minister David Cameron. The accompanying pictures and video fo...

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Dr Mulji Modha 1939-2016

Dr Mulji Modha 1939-2016

Mulji Modha, one of the world’s leading authorities on crocodiles, passed away in February 2016, in Winnipeg, Canada. He was born in Kakira, Uganda, in 1939. Shortly thereafter, his family returned to India for a year where he would herd cows and buffaloes at the family farm in Rozda, Gujarat. Due to better opportuniti...

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The In-Between World of Kenya’s Media

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Other Articles & Poems

Remembering Pinto - The Errors

Remembering Pinto - The Errors

I was left utterly distraught by Volume 12, Issue 1 of Awaaz commemorating the 50th annive...

Government urges end to donor dependence as MCC cancels aid

Tanzania’s newspaper, The Guardian of 30th March 2016, carried the following report (an ex...

Graffiti Festival

Graffiti Festival

AwaaZ interviewed Kerosh Kiruri - one of the founders of the ‘Street Diaries’ project. Wh...

Babe-Ski

BABE-SK By Grandmaster Masese Your touch my babe-ski Reminds of the Vodoski That I sip ...

A lion named Mohawk

A lion named Mohawk said "Hark! This SGR's eating my park! I'll go tell GoK so.&quo...

ICC Witnesses

Witness 120 In this time of fear called peace In this place of dying called vision   W...