Cover Story: SAMOSA FESTIVAL 2018

SAMOSA Festival 2018 - Beads of Hope

SAMOSA Festival 2018 - Beads of Hope

As 2017 came to an end and 2018 loomed a question loomed in front of us. Would it be possible for us to hold a SAMOSA Festival in 2018 at all? The political situation seemed so tense, people felt insecure as attacks on individuals and communities became a norm and no one could predict with any certainty as to what exactly would happen in Kenya. Being a Community festival meant that SAMOSA would be taking a certain amount of risk....

Launch of Joseph Murumbi – A Legacy of Integrity

Launch of Joseph Murumbi – A Legacy of Integrity

The launch of Joseph Murumbi – a Legacy of Integrity by Karen Rothmyer formed one of the highlights of SAMOSA Festival 8, especially as it involved a multiple of partners and settings in making it a success. To begin with the author flew to Nairobi from the United States especially for the launch; the ‘Performance Collective’ did a superb job in livening up all the events; a visit to the Murumbi and Pinto grave sites was included and the program...

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Sophie: The Voice Of Kenya On The BBC

Sophie: The Voice Of Kenya On The BBC

By SHAMLAL PURI in London Kenyan-born journalist Sophie Ikenye is a name to be reckoned with in the world of international broadcasting in London.  SHAMLAL PURI convinced her to take some time off her busy BBC...

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Awaaz is a magazine published tri-annually out of Nairobi, Kenya. It aims to provide a broad platform for debate and reflection on issues of both contemporary and historical interest. What started off in 2002 as a focus on the role of the South Asian community in the historical, political and socio-economic spheres of Kenya; has now broadened to cover the larger debates on diversity, democracy, human rights and social justice. The magazine also critically examines the role of minorities both as communities in Kenya and East Africa; as well as a concept of human rights in a society be they ethnic, racial, gender based, sexual or political.

Footsteps

V S Naipaul (1932-2018)

V S Naipaul (1932-2018)

That V S Naipaul was a literary giant whose name will go down in the annals of English l...

Swarn Singh Sodi (1942-2018)

Swarn Singh Sodi (1942-2018)

A tribute by Amin Gwaderi It is my privilege to pen this tribute to my friend Swarn Sod...

Goodnight, Queen Aretha (1932-2018)

Goodnight, Queen Aretha (1932-2018)

Author: Iloti Mutoka Title: Goodnight, Queen Aretha I grew up surrounded by strong spi...

Ode to Samir Amin (1931-2018)

Ode to Samir Amin (1931-2018)

         Rhyming along the sound of guitar         Cascades my ode to Comrade Samir   ...

Kofi Annan (1938-2018)

Kofi Annan (1938-2018)

Born in Kumasi, Gold Coast, Kofi Annan was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh...