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Cover Story: A Baobab Has Fallen

Samir Amin Intro

Samir Amin Intro

SAMIR AMIN was born in Cairo as son of an Egyptian father and a French mother (both medical doctors). He...

Long Road To Socialism

Long Road To Socialism

Long Road To Socialism (Lecture One) The end of the crisis of capitalism or capitalism in crisis? CAPITALISM, A PARENTHESIS IN HISTORY The...

Regular Column

Letters to the Editors

Letters to the Editors

Cinema Nostalgia – A Sequel Reading the varied and fascinating contributions on the Indian Cinema theme brought back some further memories.  Ameer Janmohamed, in his ‘Romance of the Regal’ (extracted from his book) writes that the Regal Cinema had a stage behind the screen that was often used for live shows.  I remember going to a musical concert by Mohamed Rafi and his ensemble visiting from India, in around 1956/57.  This was the first time I had been to anything like that.  Seeing them sing and play the various instruments, especially the electric guitar, made a huge impression.  It was an exciting performance to a cheering...

Global Gloom

Global Gloom

London Calling by Ramnik Shah As I write this we are in the grip of a truly international health crisis. Originating in China, in December 2019, hence no doubt its scientific moniker Covid-19, coronavirus has rapidly spread across most parts of the world in the first three months of this year and become a global pandemic. So 2020 has not had an auspicious beginning; how it will pan out remains to be seen. I have changed the opening of this piece and the rest of the planned content several times already, because we are dealing with a...

Editorial Message from the Editors

So Covid-19 is here amongst us – a lifeless entity invisible to the human eye has brought our world to a stop! Revolutionary almost! The cover story of this issue is celebrating one of Africa’s most renowned revolutionary thinkers and activists: Prof Samir Amin who passed away on 12 August 2018. Amin devoted his life to the study of global capitalism and wrote extensively urging us to refuse the dictatorship of money, to rebuild and extend democracy, to de-link from Euro-centric policies and adopt an overall strategy of ‘self-reliance’, to globalize social struggles … and...

Special Feature

When Radical Scholars And Activists Converge:  Inward Conversations

When Radical Scholars And Activists Converge: Inward Conversations

By Njuki Githethwa, a Kenyan writer and Activist The third of the series of the workshops held by the Review of African Political Economy, better known by the acronym of ROAPE took place on 26 and 27 November, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The workshop was held under the title: Resistance and Transformation in Africa: A Workshop for movements and activist...

Memories and Tributes to Mo (Sir Mohinder Dhillon)

Memories and Tributes to Mo (Sir Mohinder Dhillon)

Sir Mohinder Dhillon, ‘Mo’ to his friends, was a remarkable Kenyan. From an unschooled village lad in the Punjab, India, to becoming a world-famous frontline news cameraman; his life story is the stuff of legends. Official photographer to Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia; a near fatal helicopter crash on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro; coverage of the horrific Ethiopian Famine...

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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.

Footsteps

Thandika Mkandawire 1940 - 2020

Thandika Mkandawire 1940 - 2020

It is with great sadness and a deep sense of loss that the Council for the Development o...

Dr FRS de Souza 1929 - 2020

Dr FRS de Souza 1929 - 2020

With the death of Dr FRS de Souza in London on 2 March 2020, the curtain has been finall...

Marcelino dos Santos 1929 – 2020

Marcelino dos Santos 1929 – 2020

Remembering Marcelino dos Santos, founder of Frelimo and the former Vice President of the ...

Raficq Sheik Abdulla 1940 - 2019

Raficq Sheik Abdulla 1940 - 2019

Raficq Sheikh Abdulla passed away peacefully at home in London, England on 19 December 2...