Volume 10, Issue 3, 2013
Monday, 27 January 2014 08:20

WHEN I FOUND A MOON OF CHAI

Author: BenraliPubl: Gold Angel Press IncReviewer: Aleya Kassam My first encounter with Guyanese artist-poet Benrali’s work was in the form of his exquisitely illustrated books Manni from a World beyond Stars and The Turtle’s Dream…
Monday, 27 January 2014 08:16

SETTLED STRANGERS

Asian Business Elites in East Africa (1800-2000) Author: GijsbertOonkPubl: Sage Publications, 2013ISBN 978-81-321-1054-5 (HB)Reviewer: John Sibi-Okumu As a reviewer, let me break from the norm by explaining, at the outset, why I responded to the…
Monday, 27 January 2014 07:59

Eish, but is it English

The story of South African Indian English is another interesting subject. We can work out from historical records that, of the 150 000 Indians who arrived in Port Natal as indentured labourers from the 1860s,…
Monday, 27 January 2014 07:43

DEATH OF AN IDEALIST

In Search of Neil Aggett Author: Beverley NaidooWith a foreword by George BizosPubl: Merlin PressPaperback ISBN. 978-1-85425-109-1 Death of an Idealist is the story behind the only white detainee to die in the custody of…
Monday, 27 January 2014 07:41

The Coconut Comes in Due Season

An ‘armchair safari to an unspoilt African coastline’ Author: David HurdPubl:Master PublishingReviewer: Maya Parmar Born in 1935, London, the blue-eyed David Hurd migrates to Kenya in the 1950s as a farmer. After a drought, disease and…
Monday, 27 January 2014 07:39

MOST REV. DAVID MUKUBA GITARI 1939-2013

The former Archbishop of Kenya, the Most Rev. David Mukuba Gitari died following a short illness, on 30 September 2013. He was 76. He was a bishop of Mt Kenya East Diocese for 15 years…
By Kwame Dawes NAIROBI, Kenya–I will travel to Ghana to be present at the burial of Kofi Awoonor. I will because he is a great Ghanaian poet. I will because he is a remarkable African…
Monday, 27 January 2014 07:33

JOGINDER SINGH 1932-2013

The much-loved hero of all Kenyans Joginder Singh, Kenya’s legendary Safari Rally driver whose name is synonymous with ‘breakneck speed’, passed away on Mashujaa Day, 20 October, 2013. So fitting for a true shujaa on…
Seminar: The 50th Anniversary of African Independences: Marginalized, Forgotten and Revived Political Actors held at the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA) on 23rdand 24th September 2013 Historians usually define their discipline in two…
Monday, 27 January 2014 07:25

Finding Freddie

The halls of St Peter’s School are lined with frames that hold photographed highlights from each school year – athletic competitions, scenes from plays, and such. Of these, the ones from the late 1950s have…
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