The earliest record of Shams ud Deen’s foray into public life is in March 1919 when he travelled to India with Husein Suleman Verjee and C J Amin in an East Africa Indian National Congress…
Coming down the icy slopes of the Himalayan foothills in the dead of the night a little child of six would have asked his older companion, “Father, when will we go home?” Unbeknown to father…
Recently, Kenya’s internationally acclaimed poet and human rights activist Shailja Patel was in the country and delivered a powerful lecture at the Goethe Institute. This lecture was the first in a series of lectures that…
Saturday, 25 January 2014 10:55

Straight talk from Ali Mazrui

It was a mixed bag of experiences for anyone who attended Prof Ali Mazrui's talk at the University of Nairobi in August. Humility at the opportunity to listen to a man of such formidable intellect.…
Saturday, 25 January 2014 10:34

Alternate Angle - LOVE BELATEDLY

Saturday, 21 September, 2013 was a terrible day for Kenya. At around half past noon, on that day, I was engaged in public conversation with Nigerian author Teju Cole as part of the ongoing Storymoja…
Saturday, 25 January 2014 10:22

Almost

Baidoa, Baadheere, Baydhabo, Dinsur, Afgooye, Bwale, Barawe, Jilib, Kismayo and Afmadhow will be under attack continuously. The Kenya Defence Forces urges anyone with relatives and friends in the 10 towns to advise them accordingly. We…
Saturday, 25 January 2014 10:13

We are one

we are one, and always have been: one, in our condemnation of violence(at westgate, never mind what happens,as tana and kismayo bleed themselves dry); one, in our desire for the whole truth(unless it involves confronting…
Saturday, 25 January 2014 09:55

Westgate: Kenya`s Watergate

In the continuing saga of the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Westgate, it is difficult to know where or even how to begin, and this piece is a perfect example of that, because so…
Smoke and mirrors. What we should know, but don’t. What we should be talking about, but aren’t. First, the attack on Westgate Mall was not unprecedented. Within a year of Kenya’s military offensive in Somalia—Operation…
Nazareth the highly principled moralist in his private and public life Angelo Faria was born to Goan parents in Mombasa and attained degrees in economics from the London School of Economics (UK) and the University…
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