Tuesday, 22 May 2012 06:30

A Crescendo of Melody

Shahid Parvez Khan is a sitar soloist. He gracefully plucks at the strings of a sitar, an instrument which dates back to the 15th century, and with increasing grace and momentum builds to crescendo after…
“A literary critic must be encompassing in time and space. In the criticism of East African literature, I have tried my best to give women, men, and the youth who write an equal hearing. Different…
O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other).…
How to subsidise the arts (and artists) without interfering with artistic independence and integrity is an interesting discussion - open to much debate. But within our donor dependant context, I've always very much admired Watatu…
Thursday, 10 May 2012 09:21

Professor Karim F. Hirji, D.Sc.

Your magazine does a truly remarkable job in integrating Asian community related issueswith national and international matters within the context of a progressive, humanistic orientation. The balance between culture and politics, and the interrelationship between…
Thursday, 10 May 2012 09:19

Dear Willy

Greetings from freezing Switzerland while people are roasting in the heat in Kenya. I wish to tell you that the periodical AWAAZ that you sent to us, has arrived. Thank you very much for it.…
Thursday, 10 May 2012 09:15

A Crescendo of Melody

By Aamera JiwajiShahid Parvez Khan is a sitar soloist. He gracefully plucks at the strings of a sitar, an instrument which dates back to the 15th century, and with increasing grace and momentum builds to…
Thursday, 10 May 2012 09:03

Satish Chander Gautama 1920 - 2012

The cremation on 31 January, 2012 marked exactly 70 years of Satish Gautama’s practice as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya; it also marked the passing of one of Kenya’s most eminent jurists.…
Thursday, 10 May 2012 08:54

An African Sunflower

A serene African sunflowerRooted, gently flutteringDefying sun, wind, showerGrowing, seeking, daringA people friendly sunflowerGolden petals a sparklingTo student, villager, workerJoyful, generous, endearing An anti-imperialist sunflowerHardy rough stalk unbowingPan-Africanist against powerDeftly, tenaciously resisting An erudite global…
DUDLEY JOSEPH THOMPSON. 1917 – 2012 On 20 January, 2012 Dudley Joseph Thompson, the indefatigable fighter for African Unity, reparative justice and socialism joined the ancestors. Born in Panama, raised in Jamaica, the son of…
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