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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,…
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…
Monday, 27 January 2014 07:22

Reflections

Kenya Asian Forum (KAF) sessions are generally very interesting and a great opportunity for us to get an (almost) insider view of the Kenyan Asian community. Also, because of how the meeting is set up,…
Monday, 27 January 2014 07:20

Oonk Talk

Settled Strangers: Asian Business Elites in East Africa, 1800 -2000.Public Lecture by Prof Gjisbert Oonk introducing his latest book. Organised by AwaaZ and the Kenya Asian Forum on Thursday, 12 September, 2013 at the National…
Recently, Kenya’s internationally acclaimed poet and human rights activist Shailja Patel was in the country and delivered a powerful lecture at the Goethe Institute. This lecture was the first in a series of lectures that…
Saturday, 25 January 2014 10:55

Straight talk from Ali Mazrui

It was a mixed bag of experiences for anyone who attended Prof Ali Mazrui's talk at the University of Nairobi in August. Humility at the opportunity to listen to a man of such formidable intellect.…
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