During a debate recently held at Kenyatta University, Prof Mahmood Mamdani spoke on the topic, ‘Can Courts End Civil Wars?’ The main thrust of his argument was that during or in the immediate wake of…
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 12:17

K L JHAVERI 1921-2014

Kantilal Laxmichand Jhaveri was a distinguished lawyer and political activist who stood shoulder to shoulder with Nyerere in the march towards Tanganyika`s independence. He was born in India and grew up there during the crucial…
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 12:08

STAMPING HIS MARK ON THE WORLD'S HISTORY

The modest presentation of stamps, notes and coins - encased in insect and ant repellent covers and bundled into folders - belie the size and worth of the collection spread on the table. And the…
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 11:57

Black experience in focus

The runaway success of the searing artistic triumph that is 12 Years A Slave has illuminated a wider shifting landscape of black cinema. We are at a pivotal moment for black experience stories driven by…
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 10:43

KENYAN ASIAN DESIGNERS

It is no coincidence that words like fabric and tapestry are used to describe society when the ways in which different coloured threads - each with their own history and experiences - combined in a…
Food has a central place in our social and cultural lives;it allows us to commune with our cultures, our communities, our families and friends,and is one expression of our collective identity. Many of our memories…
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 10:29

`Even The Crows: A Divided India`

A film by Sheena and Sonum Sumaria – a review The young Cambridge educated Sumaria sisters, British born and bred daughters of an ex-Kenya Asian professional London couple, are barely 30 and 26 respectively but…
Saturday, 31 May 2014 09:45

Silence Would Be Treason

Last writings of Ken Saro-WiwaAuthored by Ken Saro-Wiwa Edited by Ide Corley, Helen Fallon, Laurence Cox A unique collection of the last writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa that reveals the indomitable mind and spirit of the…
Author: Paul Craig RobertsBook Reviewer: Dr Ludwig WatzalPubl: Clarity Press, Atlanta 2014, pp 454 ‘Today no American is safe from his own government’, writes Paul Craig Roberts in his introduction to his new book on…
Saturday, 31 May 2014 09:28

Claim No Easy Victories

The Legacy of Amilcar CabralAuthored by Firoze Manji, Bill Fletcher Jr 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Amilcar Cabral, revolutionary, poet, liberation philosopher, and leader of the independence movement of Guinea Bissau…
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