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Cover Story: Artistic Expression and Creative Protest

The GoDown Arts Centre

The GoDown Arts Centre

The GoDown Arts Centre is home to Kenyan creativity in arts and media. Established in 2003, in a space that was formerly a car repair warehouse, the c...

BankSlave - Victim Of The Capitalist System

BankSlave - Victim Of The Capitalist System

One is immediately fascinated when one hears the name ‘Bankslave’ and wonders what it means. ‘Bankslave’ is made up of two words ‘Bank’ and ‘Slave’. A...

Graffiti Is A World Language

Graffiti Is A World Language

The basic essence of graffiti is writing one's name in a personalized style. That is the backbone of graffiti. Of course there are no clear cut rules ...

Exhibition Kibera 09

Exhibition Kibera 09

Not an artist with a cause, but an artist who causes people to think

Solo 7

Solo 7

Gallery

Regular Column

Deadly Crossings

Deadly Crossings

In this regular column a teacher, writer and media personality starts from personal anecdo...

Special Feature

Focus On Corruption

Focus On Corruption

A photo series by photojournalist Boniface Mwangi and creative director John Migwi in 2014...

Awaaz Magazine

New Book!

The In-Between World of Kenya’s Media

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.
Department of Literature and Awaaz Colloquium

Corporate Support

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

Footsteps

Terry Hirst, 1932 - 2015

Terry Hirst, 1932 - 2015

The Nairobi of 1965 was drab and grey, but a very neat city just settling down after the...

Benson Wanjau alias Mzee Ojwang, 1937 - 2015

Benson Wanjau alias Mzee Ojwan...

The much loved Kenyan actor Benson Wanjau alias Mzee Ojwang died on Sunday July 12, 2015...

Veloor Swaminathan

Veloor Swaminathan

Pioneering Fighter Swaminathan Who Was In The Forefront Of The Struggle To Force The Gia...

Volume 12, Issue 2

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