Friday, 30 January 2015 12:47

Who I Am, Who We Are

In the last issue of Awaaz, we introduced the “Who I Am, Who We Are" project and our work on looking for a common Kenyan identity. The project run by Xavier Verhoest and Wambui Kamiru,…
Friday, 30 January 2015 12:08

Samosa Festival 2014

Running under the theme Mitazamo yetu or our (Kenyan) perspectives, the SAMOSA Festival 2014 hosted a raft of activities that addressed issues that are endemic to Kenya. The events of the festival ran for almost…
Friday, 12 September 2014 11:25

Rise Oh Phoenix (Acrylic on canvas)

The artist is the director of a company that focuses on skills development. She comes from a family that played an integral role in the history of Kenya, especially during the Emergency Period. This is…
Friday, 12 September 2014 09:49

Who I Am, Who We Are

"I come from a colourful mess. Parklands – down the road." We will be the first to admit how problematic the term "Kenyan- Asian" is. Between the 25th – the 27th of April 2014, we…
Peter Nazareth's book, Literature and Society in Modern Africa, became one of the strongest statements on the East African literary scene on the dire alienation that has gripped the East African society and went ahead…
In order to understand the way and the purpose of using languages other than English in, at least, selected works of Moyez Vassanji, it would be reasonable to answer at least two questions. One -…
Since the period of formation of post-colonial theory, the notion of identity has occupied its rightful place as one of the key concepts of this theory. This paper tries to explore the changing identities in…
In an essay titled 'Comparative Cosmopolitanism', Bruce Robins, points to the two senses in which the term cosmopolitan is understood: In its negative sense it is used to mean freedom from national limitations or attachments…
One of the refrains by historians of Africa is that Africa doesn't have an appropriate archive for reference. The response to this argument is that Africa is an oral society. But this is a disingenuous…
'Who I Am, Who We Are' is a project about the idea of Kenyan nationhood and how this is embodied through our sense of identity and our everyday interactions. It is a concept animated by…
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