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Terry Hirst and Joe Magazine

Terry Hirst and Joe Magazine

Terry Hirst and Hilary Ng’weno founded Joe Magazine in 1973. They decided to start it because they were working joint...

Regular Columns

Jayaben Desai: A Legend

Jayaben Desai: A Legend

I remember the summer of 1976 well, as one of the hottest on record here in Britain, with day after day of scorching temperatures, relentless sunshine and water shortages....

Define ‘minority!’

Define ‘minority!’

Two developments of great historical moment were unfolding in October, 2017 whose repercussions were likely to remain unclear far beyond my looming, editorial deadline. For one, Kenya had had...

Special Feature

Poems

Footsteps

Remembering Tom Alter

Remembering Tom Alter

Padma Shri Tom Alter (Thomas Beach Alter), the outstanding Bollywood actor, passed away, in September 2017, after a long fight with cancer. For Hindi cinema fans, Alter left behind a void difficult ...

Awaaz Magazine

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About Awaaz

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.

Supported [in part] by a grant

Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa of the Open Society Foundations

Friends of Awaaz

Yash and Jill Ghai, Mohez Karmali, Gijsbert Oonk, Vijoo Rattansi, Victoria Commercial Bank Charitable Trust, I& M Bank, Willy Mutunga, Chandaria Foundation, Asian Foundation