Saturday, 29 October 2011 11:10

Individual Contributors

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Asian Foundation Chandaria Foundation Desai Memorial Foundation Dharam Ghai Fatma Alloo Giro Commercial Bank Hindpal Jabbal H S Mangat Mohez Karmali Premchandbhai Foundation Rattansi Educational Trust Shehin Hirani Tom Maliti Yash Ghai and Jill Cottrell Ghai Anver Jeevanjee
Saturday, 29 October 2011 11:03

Waceera Dadangu Kipenzi

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By Wahu Kaara Waceera dadangu ndugu kipenzi, kipenzi shujaa mwenzangu Shujaa Bintiye Mwalimu Kahiga, kwa sifa sote tuijuaye Sifa kijijini Ngorano tumeisikia, Ngorano zawadi ya ulimwengu kote Ulimwengu kote ukajulikana, Mama Shujaa wa Kenya Mama Shujaa Miriam Kahiga, Msomi Mwandishi ukatambulikana kote Uandishi usio na kifani, mawazo ya kulenga na kuzinduwa Wakenya wazalendo tukakujua, heshima yako urithi wetu Mama Shujaa Miriam Kahiga, Shujaa mwenzangu kipenzi Shujaa mwenzangu, mwenyezi Mungu akamtambua Yesu Kristo akawa nguzo yake, ushuhuda ukatutolea Ukaiishi imani yako, kwa matendo na usemi Injili ukaendeleza, na kuivumisha mpaka hospitalini Shujaa Mama mwenzangu, ukawalea hata watoto Uzazi ukauimarisha, wenye swali…
Saturday, 29 October 2011 11:00

MIRIAM KAHIGA: she walked the talk

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By Awaaz TeamMIRIAM KAHIGAWhen the story of journalism in Kenya will be re-written, Miriam Kahiga’s name will stand out among the trail blazers in the profession. Miriam identified early in her career a distinct genre, and this stood out in most of the work she did. Through her stories in the various publications she contributed to and edited, it is her quest for social justice that set her apart from her peers. Wambui Kihiu was privileged to work with her and attest that Miriam always walked the talk.The Miriam I knew By Wambui Kihiu I first met Miriam Waceera Kahiga…
Saturday, 29 October 2011 10:59

THE GREAT TROUBLE MAKER

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By Awaaz TeamPeter Kihara YoungSOME OF THEM CALLED HIMPETER KIHARA YOUNGOTHERS CALLED HIM KIHARAPETER YOUNGTHERE ARE SOME WHO CALLEDHIM YOUNG PETER KIHARAWHILE OTHERS CALLED HIMTHE GREAT TROUBLE MAKERFOR YOU YOUNG KIHARA I SAYFREEDOM IS A MUSTFOR YOU PETER KIHARA IPROMISE FREEDOM MUSTCOMEFOR YOU PETER KIHARA I SAYJUSTICE IS A MUSTFOR YOU AND MY COUNTRY ISAY FREEDOM IS A MUSTPETER YOUNG KIHARA WAS AGREAT FREEDOM FIGHTERPETER KIHARA YOUNG-AREVOLUTIONARY LEADERPETER YOUNG KIHARA - AVISIONARY LEADERTO OPRESSORS ANDDICTATORS HE WAS ATROUBLE MAKERTHIS GREAT MAN TAUGHT MEABOUT MEKATILILITHIS AFRICAN TEACHER TOLDME ABOUT DEDAN KIMATHIHE GAVE ME ALL THE STORIESABOUT MAKHAN SINGHPETER YOUNG HE TAUGHT…
Saturday, 29 October 2011 10:58

JACOB ODHIAMBO ODIPO

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By Awaaz TeamJacob OdipoA grassroots community organizer and member of the Bunge La Mwananchi movement.The Late Jacob Odipo passionately organized and shaped Bunge La Mwananchi into a formidable social movement that has become the socio-political home for many grassroots activists struggling to bring about social change in Kenya. Jacob Odipo was a strategist, debater and courageous activist who dedicated his life tobuilding social movements in Kenya and East Africa. He was inspired to establish Bunge La Mwananchi chapters across the country and worked with many other progressive forces like the Movement for Political Accountability (MOPA); Kenya Against Impunity Network (…
Saturday, 29 October 2011 10:56

DR CORNEL DA COSTA

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By Awaaz TeamDR CORNELDr Cornel DaCosta, husband of Nancy, father of Joanna and Jessica passed away suddenly on 10 September, 2010 at King’s College Hospital, London, after suffering a heart attack. His death is of special significance to Kenyans as not only was he a son of the soil but had been engaged for some years in writing the biography of ourmuch loved and revered, Pio Gama Pinto. This book is long overdue and it is not known as yet as to how far the biographer had progressed.Cornel was born in Mombasa, Kenya, where he completed his schooling at the…
Saturday, 29 October 2011 10:49

How to Euthanise a cactus

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By John Sibi-OkumuAuthor: Stephen Derwent PartingtonPubl: Cinnamon Press ‘If you like the poem, do not meet the poet.’ So spoke the sage, suggesting a dislocation between the creator and the created and that only the product and not its producer is ultimately of the essence. We gather, as we read through How to Euthanise a Cactus, that the poet Stephen Derwent Partington hails from that earthly land mass which makes up the United Kingdom and Ireland. That he went to Oxford University and that he has subsequently made a home, a living and a family in Kenya, acountry with which…
Saturday, 29 October 2011 10:44

A Knight in Africa a journey from Bukene

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By AwaaZAuthor: J K ChandePubl: Penumbra Press ‘All the shares in your respective milling companies will henceforth be vested in the Treasury Registrar, effective noon today’ - so proclaimed a statement read by Abdul Rahman Mohamed Babu, the Minister for Commerce in Nyerere’s government on that Monday morning of 10 February, 1967. All our companies had been nationalized in under a minute, the time it took the minister to read the statement,’ writes Sir Jayantilal Keshavji Chande in his autobiography. Yet, ironical as it may sound, it was the nationalization of Tanzania’s milling industry in 1967 that gave J K…
Saturday, 29 October 2011 10:42

Dreams in a time of war - A childhood memoir

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By Chris L Wanjala Now we have Dreams at a Time of War, an account of Ngugi’s snapshots of his life and a record of his journey to school during the difficult times of the Second World War in Kenya and Emergency in Kenya (1952- 1960). The story marks the first sequel of the memoirs he intends to write from his childhood to the present. The first portion was launched at the National Museum of Kenya on the 20 August, 2010.The author was born in 1938 in Limuru, Kenya, at a time imperialist countries were embattled in a war that…
Saturday, 29 October 2011 10:40

CHECHE: Reminiscences of a redical magazine

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By Karim F HirjiEdited by: Karim F HirjiPubl: Mkuki na NyotaCheche, a radical, socialist student magazine at the University of Dar es Salaam, first came out in 1969. Featuring incisive analyses of key societal issues by prominent progressives, it gained national and international recognition in a short while. Because it was independent of authority, and spoke without fear or favor, it was banned after just one year of existence. The former editors and associates of Cheche revive that salutory episode of student activism in this book with fastflowing, humor-spiced stories, and astute socio-economic analyses. Issues covered include social and technical…
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