Friday, 25 January 2013 09:33

The Magic of Saida

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Author: M G VassanjiPubl: Doubleday, Canada, 2012ISBN: 978038 5667142Reviewer: Dr Asma Sayed The prolific Canadian writer M G Vassanji writes transnationally, his work shifting between Canada, India and Africa.The author of two short story collections,…
Friday, 25 January 2013 09:32

It’s Our Turn To Eat

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Author: Michela WrongPublisher: Fourth Estate, London, 2009Reviewer: Warris VianniBritish journalist Michela Wrong’s It's Our Turn To Eat - The Story of a Kenyan Whistleblower is a story about kitu kidogo - a little bit of…
Friday, 25 January 2013 09:31

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

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Author: Deena Padyachee Publ: USM PublishingISBN 0-620-31426-5Reviewed: Meesbah JiwajiWhen I saw this book, the popular musical refrain by Tina Turner popped into my head. Then I saw that the book had won the Olive Shriner…
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Author: Miguna MigunaPubl: Gilgamesh AfricaISBN 978-1-908531-21-6Pps: 588, hard coverReviewer: John Sibi-OkumuThe general populace in Kenya was first exposed to Miguna Miguna’s Peeling Back the Mask by way of partial yet sensational serialisation in a local…
Friday, 25 January 2013 09:28

Prof. Francis Imbuga, 1947-2012.

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‘It was better while we waited. Now we have nothing to look forward to. We have killed our past and are busy killing our future.’ How poignant, how profound and how relevant to our times!…
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I first came to know Indravaden Tribondass (Bill) Inamdar in or about 1938/39 when I joined school in Mombasa and he was 3 – 4 years senior to me. On completion of his Senior Cambridge/London…
Friday, 25 January 2013 09:25

Remembering The People's Watchman

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To walk with Joseph Martin Oluhanya Shikuku was a heart-warming experience. Wherever we went people stepped forward to speak to him. ‘Hujambo Mzee!’ ‘Jambo Shikuku!’ Outstretched hands reached out to him and he never ignored…
Friday, 25 January 2013 09:22

Sugra Visram, 1923-2012

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Sugra Visram was born in Kampala of Iranian parents who encouraged her to study and participate in extra-curricular activities. She became fluent in Cutchi, Gujerati, Hindi, Kiswahili, Luganda and English. In 1941 she met and…
Thursday, 24 January 2013 13:37

History of Nairobi Chess Club

From the online encyclopedia Wikipedia we have the following: ‘The history of chess spans some 1500 years. The earliest predecessors of the game originated in India, before the 6th century AD. From India, the game…
Thursday, 24 January 2013 13:36

London Calling: Olympicmania

London 2012 had been a long time coming but when it finally did, even the weather which had until then been literally a dampener (un(s)reasonably wet and cold) miraculously turned dry, sunny and warm -…
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