Thursday, 11 September 2014 14:18

Managing Heritage, Making Peace

History, Identity and Memory in Contemporary Kenya An exploration of the past's impact on the Kenya of today, on the fiftieth anniversary of its independence. Kenya stands at a crossroads in its history and heritage,…
Thursday, 11 September 2014 13:53

Growing Up With Tanzania

Memories, Musings and Maths Growing Up With Tanzania is a multi-layered, three-part memoir of an eventful passage to adulthood in colonial and early-Uhuru days of Tanzania. It combines a smooth narration of a contradictory life…
Thursday, 11 September 2014 13:44

War Crimes

How warlords, politicians, foreign governments and aid agencies conspired to create a failed state in Somalia In War Crimes Kenyan journalist Rasna Warah exposes how foreign governments and humanitarian agencies conspired to keep Somalia in…
Progressive librarianship does not sound like a very dramatic profession, but it is. Shiraz Durrani recounts in a scholarly way his and others' experiences in the information sciences, which are, as several scholars have pointed…
Thursday, 11 September 2014 13:25

Dust

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor's Dust is not an easy read but it is an ultimately rewarding one. It is a kind of literary IQ test that brings to mind people who like to tackle the senior…
Thursday, 11 September 2014 13:06

The World Before Her

Between Liberalization and Fundamentalism: India’s Two Faces: 'I hate [Mahatma] Gandhi; frankly speaking, I hate Gandhi,' declares Prachi, a 24 year old young woman. 'I am here to win [the Miss India title], and that's…
Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:19

Prof. Robert G Gregory 1924-2014

Robert Gregory, Professor Emeritus at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, passed away on Thursday July 31, 2014 in the USA. I feel a personal loss, both of himself as an individual and of a…
The Caribbean has lost a fighter and believer in social justice, one who knew that another world is not only necessary but possible! The working people and poor have lost a true friend!The Movement for…
Thursday, 11 September 2014 12:02

Nathan Shamuyarira - Zimbabwean of global stature

Nathan Shamuyarira was a man who dedicated his life to the emancipation and unity of both his native Zimbabwe and the African continent. In various capacities – as activist, politician, academic and professional – he…
Thursday, 11 September 2014 11:56

NADINE GORDIMER 1923-2014

Nadine Gordimer was born in the small gold mining town of Springs, South Africa. Her parents, both Jewish immigrants, raised her in a largely secular environment, and educated her largely in Catholic girls schools. The…
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