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Special Publication

Volume 13, Issue 3 | Published 07/04/2017  
Samosa Booklet

Picture from the Past

Volume 13, Issue 3 | Published 07/04/2017  
Taken in the 1930's at the Suleiman Verjee Indian Gymkhana (now the present Nairobi Gymkhana on Desai Road))
Issa Shivji is one of the great public intellectuals of postcolonial Africa. He was a law student (1967-1970) at the University of Dar es Salaam, growing up amidst distinguished leftist scholars such as sociologists Giovanni Arrighi, Immanuel Wallerstein and John Saul. These scholars came from all over the world, attracted…

Raising A Voice to End Female Genital Cutting Amongst South Asians

Volume 13, Issue 3 | Published 04/04/2017  
Khatna/khafd. Amongst the South Asian community of Dawoodi Bohra Muslims whose religious headquarters are in Mumbai, India, voices are being raised against the practice of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) – or khatna or khafd as the community refers to it.

Religious Education in Kenyan Schools – Profoundly Unethical

Volume 13, Issue 3 | Published 04/04/2017  
Religious Education (RE) is of central importance to our education system, in itself but also, potentially, as a route towards social cohesion and freedom of choice in belief. Over the decades in Kenya, successive syllabus changes have sought to move RE away from racist, colonial-period indoctrination and evangelisation, towards something…